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Specialist Diploma in Enhanced Human Resource Skills

Topic:Business Management

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    03 Jul 2023 to 31 Aug 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    240 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:
Classroom lesson: up to 2 evenings per week (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
E-learning: 2 - 3 hours per week

240 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

Course Objective

The course is designed to:

  1. Provide students with the knowledge of some of the leading HR technologies and tools to improve HR efficiency and effectiveness across the various HR functions.
  2. Provide students with a working knowledge on design thinking tools to be more user-centric in dealing with HR challenges around systems, processes, procedures and policies.
  3. Equip students with the skills to utilize HR analytics tools and techniques to assess and solve HR and business challenges, such as talent acquisition, workforce development and productivity, and employee engagement.
  4. Equip students with positive psychology knowledge and skills to engage others, maximise employees’ potential through coaching, and manage work relationships and performance in an organisation.

Course Outline

The course is a one-year part-time programme. It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The first PDC to start with is PDC1. The classes are conducted in the evening.

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises three modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1 Certificate in Future Skills in HR
Module 1 - Applied HR Technologies
Module 2 - HR Innovation through Design Thinking
Module 3 - Applied HR Analytics

PDC2 Certificate in Positive Psychology
Module 1 - Introduction to Positive Psychology
Module 2 - Positive Organisations & Work
Module 3 - Coaching Psychology for Managers

Please click here for module synopsis.

Module Exemption
Participants who had completed Specialist Diploma in Workplace and Career Counselling course will be granted exemption for modules “Introduction to Positive Psychology” and “Coaching Psychology for Managers” when they enrol into this course.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants need to have a minimum diploma qualification in any related area of human resources from recognised institutions. Applicants from other disciplines must have at least 1 year of working experience in the area of human resources.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may apply for admission to the course by producing evidence of at least 5 years relevant working experience in the area of human resources or supporting information to ascertain their competency readiness. Eligible applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.

The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist eligible applicants and admit applicants who perform well in the interview and/or entrance test.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic. 

Partnership with IHRP on “Through Train” pathway to IHRP Certified Professional (IHRP-CP) Certification 

NSEHR graduates can choose to go on the through-train pathway to IHRP CP Certification with exemption of Experience Assessment (EA). The Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) recognises this Specialist Diploma course as counting towards the HR training hour eligibility criteria for CP certification, as well as CP re-certification.

SkillsFuture Study Award (SFSA) for Human Resource

The SkillsFuture Study Award for HR is one of the key initiatives under the HR Industry Manpower Plan (HRIMP) to strengthen the HR profession in Singapore. It is a one-time $SGD 5,000 study award that HR professionals looking to upskill themselves can apply for. Click here to find out more about the award and eligibility details! For any queries, please reach out to

Suitable for

This course is suitable for HR professionals in any industry who wish to acquire or deepen their HR knowledge and skills in HR technologies, HR Analytics, Design Thinking and Positive Psychology.


After 12 months, Ms Jasmine Ng finally found a new job with a higher pay. Boost your employability with SP's Specialist Diploma in Enhanced HR Skills. Please click here for the article published by The Straits Times.

Please click here and here for testimonials from participants of this course.

Please click here for more testimonials on the course modules and lecturers.

Please click here for Adeline Ng's testimonial.


Course Fees

Click here for Funding Incentives and Fees Matters

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Future Skills in HR Certificate in Positive Psychology Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $433.35 $433.35 $866.70
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $288.90 $288.90 $577.80
SINGAPORE PR $1,187.14 $1,187.14 $2,374.27
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $362.74 $362.74 $725.47
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,889.00 $2,889.00 $5,778.00
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,967.84 $2,967.84 $5,935.68

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing
funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Post Diploma Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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