Diploma in Human Resource Management

Diploma in Human Resource Management

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
63552

NQF
Level 6

Credits
360

The Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively as Human Resources Practitioners. The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying students with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate within the human resources environment

This qualification equips students with the ability to undertake human resource functions such as administration, management, industrial relations, employment equity and skills development. On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to seek positions in the field of Human Resources Management encompassing human resources planning, administration, labour relations, recruitment and selection, training and development as well as remuneration.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Human Resources Administration
  • Training & Development
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Management

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Human Resource Management.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption

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* Indicate subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated, i.e. it is a pre-requisite to first complete Module A, before registering for Module B, or complete 1st Year, before registering for 2nd Year.

Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Business Communication

15

Industrial Psychology 1*

15

Management Principles and Practice*

20

General Management*

20

Human Resources Management 1*

20

Business Mathematics

15

End-User Computing**

15

Total Credits

55

Total Credits

65

Total credits Year 1: 120


**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.

Year 2: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Introduction to Accounting

10

Industrial Relations 1*

15

Human Resources Management 2*

15

Business Ethics

20

Industrial Psychology 2*

15

Training Management 1*

15

Principles of Micro-economics*

15

Principles of Macro-economics*

15

Total Credits

55

Total Credits

65

Total credits Year 2: 120
Year 3: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Human Resources Management 3*

20

Fundamentals of Project Management

15

Industrial Psychology 3*

15

Experiential Learning***

40

Industrial Relations 2*

15

Training Management 2*

15

Total Credits

65

Total Credits

55

Total credits Year 3: 120


***Note that it is compulsory for all students to complete 160 hours of Experiential Learning in the work place.