Frequently Asked Questions

Community, Training, Funding and more

HR Community

 

Am I a Community Subscriber?

Our HR Community Subscribers receive emails containing HR questions and answers daily. If you are not participating in our HR forum discussions, it is unlikely that you are in our HR Community.

 

What are benefits of joining the HR Community?

Our HR Community Subscribers participate in the discussions in the HR forum and receive discounts when attending our Training programmes. By participating in the HR forum, our HR Community Subscribers contribute to the body of knowledge on HR practices in Singapore and the region. The HR Community Subscription is free, and always will be.

To view the discussions taking place, please visit our Archives.

 

Will Personal Data be shown when messages are posted?

All the information about our HR Community Subscribers when they register for the HR Community will never be shared. When HR Community Subscribers post or reply to messages, no information about them like email address or company name etc will be shown in the messages. This is to ensure compliance to our Privacy Policy & PDPA.

 

How do I post questions / comments on the HR Forum?

In order to post any questions/comments, you have to join as a HRSINGAPORE Community subscriber at HR Community after which you can then post your questions/comments at HR Community Post.

The identities or company details of the Community Subscribers will not be revealed in the forum. HRSINGAPORE reserves the right to moderate, edit the questions/comments or not to publish them.

 

Training

 

How can I find information about your training programmes?

For the upcoming HR Courses please view our Training Calendar.

 

When will I receive the Course Confirmation after registering?

An acknowledgement email will be sent after when you have registered online successfully. Once the training course is confirmed, we will send you the course confirmation via email.

 

How many times are the Courses and workshops held in a year?

This is dependent on the individual training programs. You can join our mailing list if you wish to be updated on upcoming Courses and workshops.

 

How do I register myself or my colleagues for a training program?

You can register online for any of HR Courses using our Registration Form or send an email to query@hrsingapore.org

The information we require for email registration is as follows:

  1. Course Title & Date
  2. Participant's Full Name
  3. Organisation or Company Name
  4. Contact Person (If different from Participant)
  5. Contact Number

 

How many participants are there at your training programmes?

The average class size is 15 to 20 participants. The maximum number is capped at 20 participants.

 

Can foreigners register for the Course?

Yes. We have foreign participants (e.g. from Thailand, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, etc) who had attended our workshops and seminars.

 

Do you assist to arrange accommodation for overseas participants?

No, overseas participants have to book their own accommodation through the hotels' corporate websites. However, we can request the hotel person-in-charge of accommodation to liaise with the participants on the arrangement.

 

If I have no background in HR, which course should I attend?

You may wish to consider our Certified Human Resource Administrator (CHRA)® Course. This is an entry-level course where participants will learn about the latest up-to- date employment laws and HR functions, gain required knowledge and develop skills in key areas of HR and be able to embark on an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in the Human Resource profession. Please click here for more information.

 

Will there be any make up classes if I miss one or more modules for the Certified courses?

We will arrange for you to attend the make-up class during the next confirmed intake. You will be required to complete all modules within 2 years before we can award you the Certificate of Competency.

 

Where can I find information about the cost and logistics?

Please view this information under "Administrative Details".

 

Where do you conduct your training programmes?

Our training programmes are conducted in hotel seminar rooms in the central vicinity of Singapore. The details about the location etc. will be in the confirmation email sent to the participants and contact persons.

 

Will I get a hard copy invoice?

A hard copy invoice is usually posted together with the confirmation. You may also request for an e-invoice.

 

When will I receive the course confirmation?

Once the training programme is confirmed, we will send you the confirmation via email.

 

Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?

Yes, Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

If you had attended one of our HR Certification courses and completed the course successfully, you will receive a Certificate of Competency.

 

Is there any pre-requisite for your Certified Courses?

You may refer to “Who Should Attend” or “Entry Requirement” section under the heading “Course Details” on the course websites.

 

Are there examinations for your Certified Courses?

There is no written examination but competency-based assessments will be administered at every module of the course. Participants must complete all modules and assessments before receiving the Certificate of Competency.

 

Is your Certificate of Competency recognized?

Recognition is always subjected to individual employers. We have been conducting HR Certification courses for the past 10 years and numerous organizations including Government Ministries and Statutory Boards, MNCs and SMEs have sponsored their employees for these professional programmes.

You may wish to find out these participating organizations and companies at our various course websites under the heading “Past Participants”.

 

Is halal or vegetarian food or halal food available during the training?

Yes, you can either indicate your food preference when you registered for our full day programme or inform us on the day of training at the registration counter.

 

Are complimentary car park coupons available?

Yes, complimentary car park coupons are available on a first-come-first-basis. Participants are encouraged to take public transport as our training venues (hotels located in the city area) are easily accessible by public transport.

 

Is there a nursing room available?

A nursing room can be arranged if required, inform us 3 days in advance. However, the nursing room is subjected to the Hotel's availability.

 

Can payment be made on the day of the course?

Yes, please hand your cheque or cash payment to our representative at the reception table when you arrive.

 

Can I get your yearly training calendar?

Our quarterly training calendar can be viewed at hrsingapore.org/training.

If you are looking for a specific training programme, please write to us at query@hrsingapore.org .

 

I am unable to access your website. Can I have a pdf copy of the course and administrative details?

You can email us at query@hrsingapore.org to request for the pdf copy.

 

Does HRSINGAPORE PTE LTD provide job placements upon completion of the course?

No, we do not provide job placements.

 

Funding

 

Is there funding for your courses?

The types of funding available are shown in each course website under the heading "Funding".

The usual kinds of training support from government agencies is as follows:

  1. Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme.
  2. SkillsConnect.
  3. SkillsFuture Credit

Please click on the respective links shown above to find out more. If you have any questions about funding from government agencies please visit the http://www.wsg.gov.sg/.

 

Payments

 

Does the course fee include GST ? 

There is no GST involved.

 

Can I pay by Credit Card payment?

Yes, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard, eNets, cash or cheque. Please indicate which is your preferred mode of payment when you send us your registration form.

 

When do I need to make payment for the programme?

Once the programme that you registered for is confirmed, we will send you an electronic invoice. Hard copy invoices can be sent upon your request. Payments have to reach us before the commencement of the programmes.

 

Can I get a refund if I am not able to attend the course but have already made payment?

We will only issue credit vouchers in place of refunds. The credit voucher is valid for 1 year and can be used on a course of similar value or as an offset for a course of higher value.

 

What are the available modes of payments?

Payments by your organisation can be made by either Cheque, Bank Draft, IBG or Telegraphic Transfer.

 

If I wish to use my SkillsFuture Credit, do I have to pay the full fee to HRSINGAPORE?

You have to login to your account at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit and send us a screenshot of your account summary for verification purposes. We will prepare the invoice accordingly with the nett fee (after deducting the SkillsFuture Credit amount).

 

Is there any group discount if I register more than one person?

Community Subscribers will enjoy the course discounts.

 

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