Diploma in Employment Development (DED)
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 Diploma in Employment Development (DED)

Jointly awarded by Ong Teng Cheong Institute & Singapore University of Social Sciences​

Course Objectives

The Diploma in Employment Development is specially designed to be practice-oriented for personnel who have responsibilities or an interest in the industrial relations and human resource management 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 situation

Modules Covered

  • The New Order of Global Economy
  • Industry, Jobs and Skills Transformation
  • The Digitalised Workplace
  • Labour Economics and Policy
  • Human Resource Development for Future Readiness
  • Productivity in a Digitalised Workplace
  • Industrial Relations practice and Tripartism in a changing workplace
  • Employment Law and Application
  • Change Management for Industry Transformation
  • Performance Management

Course Duration, Dates & Venue

Program Duratio​n : ​​15 Months (Evening classes)
Start Date ​: March or July (2 intakes per year)
Time ​: ​7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Schedule : Twice weekly​ (Mon & Wed / Tue & Thu)
Venue : Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute
No. 1 Marina Boulevard
#10-01, One Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018989

Course Fees

Full program fees inclusive of GST: S$4066.00
Net fee payable after SDF: S$2166.00 (For Singaporeans & PR)
Net fee payable after SDF: $646.00 (For Singaporeans only above 40 years)

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants will need to have on of the following :
    • Minimum of 5 GCE “O” Level passes or
    • Higher Nitec qualification or
    • Have completed the OTCi Advanced Certificate in Industrial Relations (ACIR)
  • Be proficient in both written and spoken English 

Application Procedures​

There are two intakes a year commencing March and July.

Intake Application Period

July intake: January to May
March intake: Aug to February

Click here​​ to download application form.

Please submit the completed application form together with a non-refundable registration fee of S$25.00 ($26.75 includes 7% GST) to:

  Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute
  No. 1 Marina Boulevard
  #10-01, One Marina Boulevard
  Singapore 018989

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute" or "OTC Institute".

For any program enquiries, please contact:
Ken Lau
+65 6213 8285

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