Take your understanding of people and ability to lead and make it your profession with a Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Why this course is perfect for you?
If you’re an extrovert with good interpersonal skills and can keep a cool head in tense situations then you’re the ideal candidate for a career in human resources management.
As a Human Resources Manager you will be responsible for employee management, with an emphasis on treating employees as the assets of a business. Your main goal will be to maximise each employee’s skills to their best ability and identify exceptional talent so that a company runs smoothly and efficiently. Human Resource Managers are important to any successful company because they govern employee behaviour and the behaviour of the company towards its employees. In a nutshell, it’s your job to make sure that everyone is happy and firing on all cylinders.
HR is a fast growing career-path with many lucrative opportunities. Through this course you will learn all human resource functions, such as administration, management, industrial relations, and employment equity and skills development – all the tools to become an HR Manager who can handle any pressures that are thrown your way.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Human Resources Management is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- 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
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
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. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Management Principles and Practice*
Human Resources Management 1*
Industrial Psychology 1*
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Introduction to Accounting
Human Resources Management 2*
Industrial Psychology 2*
Principles of Microeconomics*
Industrial Relations 1*
Training Management 1*
Principles of Macroeconomics*
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Human Resources Management 3*
Industrial Psychology 3*
Industrial Relations 2*
Training Management 2*
Fundamentals of Project Management
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Human Resources Director
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Planner
- Career Coach
- Industrial Relations Expert
- Business Manager
- Training Manager
- Payroll Administrator
- Job Recruiter
The strength in your qualification
Full Time and Part Time I SAQA ID: 63552 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 360 I Course Type: National Qualification