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Specialist Diploma in Enhanced Human Resource Skills

Topic:Business Management, Others, Professional Development & Leadership

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • 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 when 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

Upon completion of this programme, students will:
• Learn the knowledge of some of the leading HR technologies and tools to improve HR efficiency and effectiveness across the various HR functions.
• Be provided with working knowledge on design thinking tools to be more user-centric in dealing with HR challenges around systems, processes, procedures and policies.
• Be equipped 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.

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.

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 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

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Future Skills in HR Certificate in Positive Psychology Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $470.88 $470.88 $941.76
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $313.92 $313.92 $627.84
SINGAPORE PR $1,308.00 $1,308.00 $2,616.00
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $396.00 $396.00 $792.00
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS $3,256.92 $3,256.92 $6,513.84

*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-$16.35
Miscellaneous Fee$7.63$7.63
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.02$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.29$2.29

- The fees shown are indicative as they are based on prevailing
funding policies and subject to review.

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

Refund Policy:
i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% 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

1. For self-sponsored applicants, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP), the official portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicants, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass at STEP ( You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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