next intakeTerm 1
Applications Open1 July 2022
Applications Close28 February 2023
duration1 year full-time
accreditationNQF 5, CHE Accreditation
Why take this course
The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is in response to the urgent industry need for more Human Resource Practitioners. It is developed in line with the National Development Plan 2030 and offers work-ready skills and competencies.
The certificate provides strong foundational Human Resource Management theories, industry-oriented content and practical skills that can be applied to the modern workplace. It also has a real-world focus and provides a basis for entry into the working world, professional training, and a gateway to further Higher Education.
The aim of the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is to develop change agents who are responsive to employee and employer needs, are practically equipped to provide Human Resource administrative support to the Human Resource Management division plus drive the support and development of employees and individuals within organisations.
What you can expect
Throughout the qualification, you’ll develop critical thinking and gain practical skills in:
- Understanding diversity and effective communication in a dynamic, multi-cultural South African context.
- Identifying and explaining important terminology in the field of Human Resource Management.
- Demonstrating the use of foundational Human Resource methodologies, theories, models and practices.
- Distinguishing the difference between the functional areas of Human Resource Management.
- Demonstrating an understanding of the administrative processes of Human Resource Management.
- Explaining the applicability of labour relations in the field of Human Resource Management.
- Understanding the impact of Organisational Behaviour in a business environment.
- Demonstrating an understanding of the business environment.
You will also develop:
- The knowledge and skills to provide administrative support to Human Resource services in the industry.
- The ability to conduct various related human resource functions in the workplace.
Gain work-ready and degree-ready skills
Formalise your existing skillset with an entry-level qualification
Meaningfully contribute to the development and effectiveness of individuals and organisations
Who is this course for?
- Have an interested in learning more about Human Resource Management.
- Want to gain practical industry-orientated content and practical skills as an entry point into the workplace
- Already have a job but want to deepen your skills and training to develop your career in Human Resource Management.
On successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management, you would be eligible to apply for SACAP’s:
- Higher Certificate in Counselling and Communication Skills.
- Higher Certificate in Business Management Skills.
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Communication Skills.
- Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skill.
- Bachelor of Applied Social Science (with specialisation in Human Resource Management) or any of our other Bachelor of Applied Social Science streams.
All graduates will be well suited for employment in an extensive range of public and private sector enterprises including – but not limited to – a variety of NPOs, NGOs and corporate companies where support is needed for the Human Resource function.
Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Modules
- Writing Skills for Success (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Introduction to Human Resource Management (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Management: Theory and Practice (NQF 5,14 credits)
- Numerical Literacy (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Transformation and Change in the Workplace (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Understanding Organisational Behaviour (NQF 5,14 credits)
- Digital Literacies for the 21st Century (NQF 5,12 credits)
- Diversity in the South African context (NQF 5,14 credits)
- The Business Environment Context (NQF 5,14 credits)
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
- A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with a minimum of 45% in English, or equivalent school-leaving qualification, 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).
- Given that all academic activities at SACAP are conducted in English, it is essential that applicants have strong writing and speaking skills. This enables them to cope with the rigours of the academic curriculum and successfully complete their studies.
If the applicant’s first language is not English, they may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the language by undertaking an English Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA). ELSA is a standardised, reliable and valid assessment.
See SACAP’s full Admissions Policy here
How can I apply?
You will need these docs
- SACAP application form
- Certified copy of highest level of study
- Certified copy of transcripts
- Certified copy of ID
- Proof of Application fee of R300.00
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- Study options: Online Flexi
- Duration: 1 year full-time
- Modules: 9
- Credits: 120
- Accreditation: NQF 5, CHE Accredited
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