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Course Overview

The business environment today is volatile, competitive and complex. As companies navigate new operational norms while innovating to transform in the digital age, the strategic role that Human Resource Management (HRM) plays has never been greater. The Diploma in HRM and Psychology is where you can kick-start or enhance your career in HR.


This course equips you with future-ready HR skills and competencies that support today’s human capital development efforts in organisations. Our curriculum is closely aligned to the Skills Framework for HR and the Institute for HR Professionals’ Body of Competencies. You will acquire business-related skills and knowledge in the areas of Communication & IT, Business Management & Marketing, and functional and technical skills and competencies in Human Resource Management and Applied Psychology.


This diploma is tailored for participants interested in developing their understanding and skills in the human resource functions, with an added dimension of applying psychological principles and processes to understand human behaviour in the workplace.



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes

and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec

GPA ≥ 2.0 OR

GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR


GPA ≥ 3.5 OR

GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
WSQ Qualification Relevant WSQ Qualification with 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)
Without relevant academic qualifications At least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Who Should Attend

Working adults who wish to enrol in a polytechnic diploma course and acquire the core knowledge and skills in business and management, with a key focus on applied psychology and human resource management.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Business Practice (Human Resource Management & Psychology), participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Subject Code Subject
BCBS006 Talent Acquisition & Management

This subject focuses on talent acquisition and management concepts and practices. It aims to provide students with practical knowledge of workforce planning, selection and attraction, fair employment practices, different work passes for foreign employees, human resource information system and work-life integration. In addition, the subject covers the impact of talent acquisition and management on employer branding, organisational productivity and business success in this era of globalisation.

BCBS007 Total Rewards Management

This subject focuses on total rewards management concepts and practices. The subject covers components of an effective performance management system and key elements of total rewards management such as compensation management, benchmarking, pay-for performance and employee benefits. An understanding of these concepts will equip students with knowledge of how total rewards strategy can help organisations to attract, motivate and retain employees aligned with the business goals.

BCBS008 Employment Laws & Guidelines

This subject covers the rights and obligations of employers and employees as set out in the employment laws, and how human resource practices can be managed through practical applications of relevant employment laws in Singapore, such as Employment Act, Work Injury Compensation Act, the Retirement & Re-employment Act, CPF Act, and Industrial Relations and Trade Unions Act. Students will be able to understand the typical issues which may arise in an employment context and take appropriate measures to manage the situations. It will also include aspects of effective discipline process and grievance handling procedure.

Subject Code Subject
GBS3001 Decision-Making in Human Resources

This subject focuses on effective problem solving and decision-making skills in the workplace through the application of critical thinking, logical reasoning, and scientific methods. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in cognitive sciences so that they can define and systematically develop solutions for a wide range of potential problems in an agile workforce. Students will also be taught to recognize common pitfalls and biases in decision-making and to apply appropriate decision-making tools to help them improve the quality of their decisions.

GBS2001 Counselling Psychology in the Workplace

This subject provides an introduction to basic counselling principles and skills, and their application in the workplace. Students will be equipped with the fundamental theoretical and practical skills used in counselling, and about the counselling process that can enhance their interpersonal skills. They will also discuss some of the main perspectives and approaches in counselling, and explore issues that influence the counselling process, including ethics and working with diversity. Finally, students will also learn about how counselling principles, skills, and approaches may be applied to handle critical issues in workplace settings.

GBS2002 Workplace Wellness

This subject focuses on increasing the awareness of the theoretical, empirical and clinical aspects of wellness in the workplace. It will examine the impact of emotional and behavioural factors that affect the prevention, onset, duration, and recovery of physical and mental health. This subject aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of workplace wellness, so as to enhance and promote holistic wellness in the workplace.

Subject Code Subject
BCBS001 Principles of Management

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business and the relevance of corporate social responsibility in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/managers in an organisation.

BCBS003 Organisational Behaviour

This subject provides participants with an understanding of the key determinants of human behaviour, at both the individual and group levels, in an organisation. It aims to develop the ability to use organisational behaviour concepts to improve personal, interpersonal and group interaction skills. Some of the topics are perception, motivation, reinforcement theory, group dynamics and conflict management.

BCBS009 Learning & Talent Development

This subject focuses on learning and talent development concepts and practices to develop and enhance workforce capabilities and competencies. The subject covers learning needs analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of a learning programme and career development. An understanding of these concepts will help students understand the importance of learning and talent development to strengthen individual and organisational performance.

Subject Code Subject
BCEC002 Business Economics

This is a subject to equip students with the fundamental principles of economics for understanding the business environment. Students will study the various aspects of the product market: demand and supply, consumer theory, production and cost, market competition, market power, product differentiation, firms’ strategic behaviour and the macroeconomic environment.

BCAF004 Management Accounting & Finance

This subject covers the general framework of the financial and cost management processes. It focuses on the use of accounting information for management planning, control and decision making through the understanding of costing and budgeting concepts.

BCMK001 Marketing Principles

This subject provides an introduction to marketing concepts and practices. It covers the marketing process and tools including product, pricing, distribution and promotion. An integrated approach will be employed to develop a range of skills such as strategic thinking, presentation and personal selling which are needed to sense, serve and satisfy customer needs.

Subject Code Subject
BCCM003 Reports & Business Communication

This subject will help students learn the written communication skills that are vital for their success at the work place. They will learn how to prepare, plan and write investigative reports and present information relevantly and succinctly using appropriate visuals. They will also be taught to write appropriate emails, memos and letters for inter-office and intra-office communication.

BCCM004 Oral Presentations & Meeting Skills

This subject will help students develop effective oral professional communication skills that are essential in their working lives. They will learn how to plan, prepare and deliver oral presentations that are professional and audience-centered. In addition, students will learn the skills of conducting themselves professionally in a meeting.

BCBT002 Business IT & Applications

This subject covers fundamental computing and data analytics skills for businesses. A strong emphasis is placed in exposing students to office productivity tools, which can aid in decision making as well as solving business problems through data manipulation, modeling and visualisation.

Modes of Assessment


The assessment would be based on coursework components such as tests and assignments.

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Career Opportunities

Upon completing the part-time diploma course, graduates can look forward to taking up positions such as administrative executives in private and public sectors, Employee Experience/ Relations Executives, Learning/ Organisation Development Executives, Performance/ Rewards Executives, Talent Attraction/ Management Executives.

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Course Contact

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  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.