Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management

Provides an ideal platform for school leavers to develop basic human resource administration knowledge, skills and competencies. It offers up-to-date information on domestic and international human resource practices.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support

About

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is a one year programme that prepares students for employment in human resource positions. Human resource management is critical for the long-term sustainability and economic growth of the Southern African industry, business and other types of organisations. People in industry and business determine to a great extent economic success or failure, and therefore it is critical that supervisors and administrative staff have the basic ability to engage with the changing demands of the workplace and industry.

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management programme provides an ideal platform for school leavers to develop basic human resource administration knowledge,
skills and competencies. This programme has a real-world and market focus and can be immediately applied in the workplace. It offers up to date information on domestic and international human resource practices.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Define the sphere of human resource management;
  • Plan, manage and coordinate human resource requirements for an organisation;
  • Apply human resource principles when selecting and recruiting employees;
  • Communicate effectively to ensure development of employees and ensure maintenance of good working relationships;
  • Understand and apply the basic conditions of employment act in an organisation;
  • Explain the human resource principles related to employee benefits compensation and management of employees;
  • Understand and apply Health and Safety regulations within the work environment;
  • Supervise and manage employees’ performance;
  • Determine and apply rewards and incentives;
  • Analyse, adhere, use, meet the legislative requirements and the business policies and procedures in the human resources management activities;
  • Assess problems with employees and take appropriate actions; and
  • Articulate the operations service and performance levels required in the organisation.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules

  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance Management

Assessments

  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.

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