Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Course

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NQF Level: 5, Credits: 120

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management certificate course is created to qualify students for entry level positions in human resource management related jobs. Students completing this qualification will have foundational theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the breadth of human resource management roles including organisational design, change management and wellness.

The Human Resource Management qualification provides an introduction to the main human resources role clusters. The programme consist of six modules. The Integrative Human Resource Case Study module links theory with real life situations. The supporting modules, Business Management and Transition to Leading Others, provide the student with an understanding of the business context they will be working in. The final two modules focus on two dynamic areas of Human Resource Management, namely Organisational Design/Change Management and Employee Wellness. WIL (Workplace Integrated Learning) will be assessed through Work-Directed Theoretical Learning (WDTL) and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to ensure the student has developed practical application skills. Whether you want to do this Higher Certificate Human Resource Management Course in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or anywhere in between, you will have equal access to our student support portals and related student services.

Course Type:

Higher Certificate Courses

Category:

Human Resources Courses

Cost:

R8,985.00 per year (2 years – Total Fee: R17,970)

Course Payment Plan:

R599 x 30 months (other flexible plans available)

Course Duration:

Between 1 and 3 years. Students are encouraged to complete within 18 to 24 months

Course Objectives:

1. Scope of knowledge
The ability to demonstrate an informed understanding of the key terms, concepts, facts, general principles, rules and theories of the human resource management field.

2. Method and procedure
The ability to select and apply standard methods, procedures or techniques within the human resource management field, and to plan and manage an implementation process within a well-defined, familiar and supported environment

3. Problem solving
The ability to identify, evaluate and solve defined, routine and new problems within the human resource management context, and apply solutions based on relevant evidence and procedures or other forms of explanation appropriate to the human resource management field, demonstrating an understanding of the consequences.

4. Ethics and professional practice
The ability to take account of, and act in accordance with, prescribed organisational and professional ethical codes of conduct, values and principles in the human resource management context.

5. Accessing, processing and managing information
The ability to gather information from a range of sources, including oral and written texts, to select information appropriate to human resource management tasks, and to apply basic processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation of that information.

6. Producing and communicating information
The ability to communicate information reliably, accurately and coherently, using conventions appropriate to the human resource management context, in written form, including an understanding of and respect for conventions around intellectual property, copyright and plagiarism, including the associated legal implications

7. Context and systems
The ability to operate in a range of familiar and new contexts, demonstrating an understanding of different kinds of systems, their constituent parts, and to understand how actions in one area impact on other areas within the same system

8. Accountability
The ability to take cognisance of the fact that his or her actions must be accounted for, that he or she must strive to work effectively with and respect others, and, in a defined context, the ability to take supervisory responsibility for others and for the responsible use of resources, where appropriate.

Entry Requirements:

A matric exemption certificate is not required for entry into these Higher Certificate programmes. Prospective students who have qualified with a school leaving certificate in its most basic form, i.e. excluding Matriculation Exemption, and which has been issued by an approved authority in South Africa, such as Umalusi, will be considered.

The following minimum requirements apply:

  1. National Senior Certificate with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning; OR
  2. A Senior Certificate with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning; OR
  3. A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) (Level 4) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning.

For international candidates not in possession of a school leaving certificate (in its most basic form i.e. without matric exemption), issued by an approved authority in South Africa, such as Umalusi:

The following school leaving qualifications will be considered for access into these Higher Certificates, with due regard to subject combinations:
General Certificate of Education, International Certificate of Education, Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, International General Certificate of Secondary Education and Similar School Leaving Certificates:

For the above, the following subject combinations are required:
1. A total of four different subjects, including three Ordinary Level / IGCSE subjects graded A to C (or 1 to 6), plus one Advanced Level; OR
A total of six different subjects, including five Ordinary Level / IGCSE subjects graded A to E (or 1 to 8), plus one Advanced Level.

2. A total of five different subjects, including three Ordinary Level / IGCSE subjects graded A to C (or 1 to 6), plus two passes at one of the following levels: Advanced Supplementary, Higher General Certificate of Secondary Education (graded 1-38), South African Senior Certificate Higher Grade, or recognised equivalent; OR
A total of seven different subjects, including five Ordinary Level / IGCSE subjects graded A to E (or 1 to 8), plus two passes at one of the following levels: Advanced Supplementary, Higher General Certificate of Secondary Education (graded 1-3 – Grade 4 is considered to be the equivalent of IGCSE Grades A-C), South African Senior Certificate Higher Grade, or recognised equivalent.

Each of the above combinations must include English Language, or the mother tongue as a first language.

Assesment Method:

Each module in the programme will be assessed as follows:
Formative self-assessment in the form of self-assessment activities in the learning material
Further formative assessment in the form of two assignments; summative assessment through an examination as follows.

  1. Formative Assessment 1
  2. Formative Assessment 2
  3. Summative Assessment (Examination)

Students must score a minimum of 40% average for the two formative assessments, (which comprises the Class Mark) in order to qualify for entry into the summative assessment (examination). At the conclusion of the summative assessment, the final result is calculated as a percentage according to the following formula:
(Average of Formative Assessments x 30%) + (Summative Assessment result x 70%) = Final Mark (%)

A minimum final module mark of 50% is required to be successful in completing each module. Students are to use the learning material provided, together with additional supportive material and online assistance to prepare for, and complete, the assessments. At the conclusion of the programme, students will be able to achieve the learning outcomes as stated below.

Course Employment Field:

This qualification will ensure a pathway into higher education and an entry into the HR profession. For those students already working in the field, the qualification will provide a solid theoretical grounding onto which a career can be built. Career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Course Modules:

This programme comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Business Management
  • Module 2: Human Resource Management
  • Module 3: Organisational Development and Change Management
  • Module 4: Transition to Leading Others
  • Module 5: Employee Wellness
  • Module 6: Human Resource Integrated Case Study

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