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Human Resource

The Human Resource Workforce Skills Qualifications (HR WSQ) framework is a competency framework developed through a rigorous process of international research and consultation with HR practitioners, industry associations, and economic agencies. It was launched in 2008 by the HR Manpower, Skills and Training Council (MSTC), and was updated in late 2010 to incorporate the latest developments in the HR industry.  

HR professionals now have greater access to modular competency based training that leads to the attainment of nationally recognised HR certifications and qualifications. This helps to facilitate career enhancement for HR professionals as well as develop People Managers’ HR competencies to better engage employees.  


The WSQ Certifications are awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore, and recognised by Workforce Singapore, the industry and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks (SF) in 2016, the WSQ programmes will be progressively aligned to the SF developed for the sector.

More information about the Skills Frameworks.

There are 18 HR WSQ modules, from Levels 3 to 5, which qualify for credit exemptions into CIPD's Foundational and Intermediate qualifications.

For more information, please contact CIPD’s Singapore office at 6692 9212 or cipd@cipd.asia. You can also access CIPD’s website at: http://www.cipd.co.uk