Why take this course
SACAP’s Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is an excellent introduction to this dynamic and growing field.
A skills-based vocational qualification at an NQF 5 level, our online Higher Certificate equips you with comprehensive knowledge and skills encompassing Human Resource functions and principles, Occupational Health and Safety Management and Project Management.
As a graduate, you will be able to apply the knowledge you gain in real-world work settings and have the option to become a registered HR Technician through the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP).
Having a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management to your name further opens doors to pursue SACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science, paving the way for a dynamic and rewarding academic journey.
This Higher Certificate is a digitally-led learning journey with ongoing support from the class facilitator. It is ideal for those who value the flexibility to balance their daily commitments and studies and to work at their own pace while meeting weekly milestones.
What you can expect
You’ll get an introductory understanding of:
- Human Resource concepts and principles
- How to manage a diverse workforce
- South Africa Labour Relations
- Workforce planning and recruitment
- Recruitment, selection and onboarding
- Training and development
- Remuneration and reward
- Health, safety and employee wellness
- Technology in workforce management
- Organisational development and change management
- Current Trends in HR
- Project management
You will also develop:
- Business, digital and academic literacy skills
- Understanding of the use of Artificial Intelligence in business
An alternative entry point into higher education with an emphasis on HRM skills.
Endorsed by SABPP allowing registration as a HR Technician on graduation.
A vocational qualification that is skills-based.
A broad overview of the HRM discipline
NQF accredited programme.
Who is this course for?
- Individuals who have completed Grade 12 but are ineligible for diploma or degree programmes.
- Workers seeking to gain insight into labour rights.
- Employers and supervisors aiming to grasp HR best practices.
- Aspiring HR professionals.
- Trade union representatives seeking foundational knowledge in Industrial Relations and HR-related topics.
- Individuals employed in social work or psychology looking to comprehend the intricacies of Industrial Relations and HR-related issues.
Inside the classroom
- This qualification takes a digitally-led approach to learning where progress is supported with ongoing semi-autonomous grading and assessments (e.g. multiple-choice quizzes). A dedicated facilitator helps students navigate the course and refine their learning skills as needed.
- Enjoy direct facilitator access and ongoing support from the facilitator and your peers.
- The learning materials include multimedia content, readings, interactive learning activities, Q&A sessions and discussions.
- Weekly schedule: Materials are released on a Monday morning and students follow structured learning activities including interactive learning activities and/or discussions and/or quizzes using multimedia resources, infographics and readings.
Entry-level HR positions such as
- HR Assistant
- Recruitment Coordinator
- Recruitment Administrator
- HR Coordinator
- HR Administrator
- Payroll Administrator
- Skills Development Facilitator
- Onboarding Specialist
- Industrial Relations Officer
- Junior HR Generalist
Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Modules
- Professional Communication and Digital Landscape (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Introduction to Human Resource Management (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Transformation and Change in the Workplace (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Understanding Organisational Behaviour (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Diversity in the South African Context (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Management: Theory and Practice (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- The Business Environment (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Occupational Health and Safety Management (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Project Management (NQF 5, 12 credits)
British Accreditation Council (BAC)
SACAP is fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Institution
The BAC accreditation is a globally recognised hallmark of quality assurance, and achieving this accreditation demonstrates that we have met the high standards set by the BAC. This accreditation is validation of our commitment to excellence and our mission to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them for success in their future careers.
Our students can be assured that their education provider has met a gold standard. To maintain BAC accreditation SACAP needs to continue to meet BAC’s standards. BAC ensure that colleges, universities and training providers provide high quality education and a great learning experience for students.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
- A National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 45% in English as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi). OR
- A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with a minimum of 45% in English issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi). OR
- A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with a minimum overall D-aggregate (50%) with a minimum of 45% in English, or an equivalent school leaving certificate. OR
- Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NQF level 4) to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
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How can I apply?
You will need these docs
- SACAP application form
- Certified copy of highest level of study
- Certified copy of ID
- Proof of Application fee of R300.00
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- Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
- Modules: 9
- Accreditation: NQF 5, CHE, SABPP Endorsement
SACAP Fee Structure
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Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT)
Yes, for certain modules within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management).