Associate Professional in Human Resources - International (aPHRi).

It is a global, knowledge-based human resources credential designed to certify individuals beginning their HR career journey. These individuals should have successfully demonstrated foundational knowledge of Human Resources to acquire this certification.

Course Duration

Total Course Duration is 6 months after which candidate sits for the Global Professional Certification Exam.

Physical Tuition Option:

Saturdays only (8am -2.30pm)

Online Tuition Option:

Sundays only (1pm -6pm) — Students have the liberty of switching in-between the two options.


  • HR Educational experience is not required.
  • No HR work experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.
  • This exam can be taken by individuals in different professions who want to switch to HR.

Course Modules

Please note that there are 6 modules at each of the certification levels although the content and focus areas vary for the different certifications.

  • Strategic Human Resource management
  • Organisational Strategy
  • HR control and Evaluation
  • HR Technology
  • Organisational Environment
  • Organisational Culture
  • Global HR Management
  • Leadership and Management Theories
  • Organisational Ethics
  • HR Research And Analytics

  • Human Resource Planning
  • Job Analysis and Competency Modeling
  • Recruitment
  • Selection

  • Training and Development in Organisation
  • Principles of Training and Development
  • Training and Development Techniques
  • Presenting the Training:Delivery
  • Evaluation of Training Effectiveness
  • Talent Management Programs
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Organisational development Intervention

  • Total Rewards: Financial and Non-Financial
  • Wage-level Decisions
  • Job Evaluation Methods
  • Job Pricing and Pay Rate Adminstration
  • Economic Factors Affecting Compensation
  • Incentives Compensation Systems
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Benefits Programs
  • Managing Employee Benefits Programs
  • Evaluating Compensation
  • International HR Compensation Issues

  • Grievance Systems
  • Strikes, Picketing and Secondary Boycotts
  • Employee Discipline Systems
  • Workforce Behavior Problems
  • Organisational Exit
  • Employee Involvement Strategies
  • Employee Attitude and Satisfaction
  • Workplace Safety
  • Employee Health
  • Employee Security

Climbing the corporate ladder can be challenging. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your HR journey, earning an HRCI certification or upSkill micro-credential can accelerate your HR career.