Jointly presented by OTC Institute and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), the Diploma in Employment Development (DED) is specially designed to be practice-oriented for personnel who have responsibilities or an interest in the industrial relations and human resource management (HRM) functions.
These can include labour leaders and members, industrial relations officers, supervisors, personnel/HR executives and managers. This course consists of 10 modules, split across 3 themes: (1) Economy, Industry and Jobs, (2) Employment and Employability and (3) Employment Relations. These modules aim to enhance your analytical and thinking skills by integrating theory with practical issues and experiences, enabling you to forge better labour-management relations and tripartite partnership through sharing of real-life workplace situations
(1) Economy, Industry and Jobs
Modules under this category serves to provide participants with a broad understanding and perspectives of the changes in the global economy and Singapore’s stand in the new order. Participants will also learn about the transformation of various industries in the next 10 years and the implications on jobs and skills.
The New Order of Global Economy
Industry, Jobs and Skills Transformation
The Digitalised Workplace
(2) Employment and Employability
Modules under this category examine the key aspects of strengthening the employment (from a perspective of labour policies and economics) and the employability of a worker in a transformed economy.
Labour Economics and Policy
Human Resource Development for Future Readiness
Productivity in a Digitalised Workplace
(3) Employment Relations
Modules under this category serves to equip participants with a holistic understanding on how to strengthen the relationships between employer and employees (or its representative – the Union) and to manage critical areas in the building of trust and confidence.
Industrial Relations Practice and Tripartism in a Changing Workplace
Employment Laws and Applications
Change Management for Industry Transformation
Performance Management (includes e-learning)
Credits earned from selected modules in DED can be utilised in SUSS’s usiness and HR-related undergraduate programmes.
There are 2 intakes in 2019, commencing in March and July respectively.
Time: 7 – 10 pm
Schedule: Twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Classes are held at NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard (Level 10).
Applicants will need to:
Have a minimum of 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or a Higher Nitec qualification OR
Complete OTC Institute’s Advanced Certificate in Industrial Relations (ACIR)
Be proficient in both written and spoken English
Intake Application Period
For March 2019: August 2018 to 15 February 2019
For July 2019: January to May 2019
Full fees: $4,815.00 (incl. GST)
Fees for union leaders:
$2,565.00 (For Singaporeans and PRs above 21 years of age) or
$765.00 (For Singaporeans only above 40 years of age)
Please contact Clarence at email@example.com or Celina at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and further enquires.