HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COURSES

By studying one of our Human Resource (HR) Management courses, you can acquire valuable knowledge and skills in labour relations, communication, personnel training and personnel management.

  • Learn job-relevant HR management skills by completing your course in your own time at home.
  • Choose whether you want to study towards a short learning programme or an accredited national qualification in HR.
  • Contact a tutor for academic support whenever you get stuck with your coursework or whenever you need help with an assignment.
  • Choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

Human Resource Management Courses

By studying one of our Human Resource (HR) Management courses, you can acquire valuable knowledge and skills in labour relations, communication, personnel training and personnel management.

  • Learn job-relevant HR management skills by completing your course in your own time at home.
  • Choose whether you want to study towards a short learning programme or an accredited national qualification in HR.
  • Contact a tutor for academic support whenever you get stuck with your coursework or whenever you need help with an assignment.
  • Choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.
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The courses you can choose from include the following:

 

Short Learning Programmes

These non-credit-bearing skills courses are designed to introduce you to various aspects of HR, and to equip you with a range of the skills you need to work in an HR environment.

 

National Qualifications (N4 – N6)

These N4 – N6 courses are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are aligned with workplace needs. As such, they lead to formal qualifications, and are designed to prepare you for a successful career in HR administration or HR management.

 

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What our HR Management students have to say

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I would like to thank you for making it possible for me to write my exams, everything was ready and I did not have any hassles when I arrived at the venue where I was writing.

– Sthembile Mafutha

 

I have received very positive attitude and all my questions have been answered to my satisfaction.

– Pakiso Jemina Nhlapo

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What is Human Resource Management?

Human resource management (HRM) is the process of managing an organisation’s employees in a strategic manner to optimise their performance and productivity. As such, human resource management involves developing and implementing various systems, policies and procedures relating to:

  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Employee training
  • Professional development
  • Performance management
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Labour law compliance
  • Workplace safety

Effective human resource management plays an important role in making sure that an organisation’s staff members have the right skills and characteristics to contribute successfully towards the achievement of the organisation’s goals.

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What does a Human Resource Manager do?

An HR manager is responsible for a variety of duties in relation to the human resources function within an organisation. His or her precise duties and responsibilities will depend on the size and structure of the organisation, as well as on his or her level of seniority within the organisation.

The general duties of an HR manager may include:

  • Participating in the recruitment of new employees.
  • Planning induction programmes for new employees.
  • Identifying training needs and arranging for employees to go on relevant training courses.
  • Overseeing the performance review process.
  • Reviewing and implementing compensation and benefits policies.
  • Developing and implementing disciplinary codes and procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Mediating disputes that arise in the workplace.
  • Supervising junior HR staff members.

What skills do you need to work as a Human Resource Manager?

To pursue a career in human resource management, you will need the following skills and characteristics:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Motivational skills
  • An approachable manner
  • Organisational skills

In addition to these skills, you will need the right training. Human resource management training courses should give you a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for working in this field.

If you’re not sure which course to study, and you want to compare human resource management training courses, you can use the table below:

There are many HR courses out there, and it can be tricky to decide which one is the right option for you. To assist in making your decision, first identify what it is that you would like to achieve by studying HR, and then answer the questions in the table below to help you choose the course that is best suited to your needs.

 

QuestionCourse 1Course 2Course 3
How much does the course cost?   
Is the course full-time or part-time?   
Are there any exams for the course?   
Will the course result in a recognised qualification?   
Will the course equip me with the skills I need to work in HR?   

 

Click here to read more about Studying HR Management in South Africa.

Glossary:

  • HR: Human resources – an organisation’s employees.
  • HRM: Human resource management. HRM is the process of managing an organisation’s human resources (employees) in a strategic manner to optimise performance and productivity.

 

 

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