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HR Qualifications

Most human resource management positions require you to have a recognised HR qualification, such as a degree, diploma, or national certificate.

What is the importance of having an HR qualification?

With more and more people competing for HR positions, you will find that most employers prefer to interview and employ professionals who have a competitive qualification behind their name.

Gaining formal HR training, or having an accredited HR course behind your name, is vital if you want to compete with the top candidates in the field, and if you want to have a successful and prosperous career. Many people indicate that they want to work in the HR industry because they have good interpersonal skills — this might be a good starting point, but you have to keep in mind that you will have to concentrate on the business aspects of the company as well, such as management, strategy, and development.

Which HR qualifications are important?

You will notice that the majority of HR professionals are expected to hold a degree. If you are serious about climbing the corporate ladder, and if your goal is to reach a senior position, then it is important to consider studying towards a degree or a relevant professional qualification.

Did you know? You can access degree-level programmes at certain universities by completing your N6 diploma in HR. Click here to view the N4 – N6 courses at Oxbridge Academy.


Alternative qualifications

If you want to go into human resource management, and you already have a qualification in another relevant field, you don’t necessarily need to earn a full qualification in HR as well.

For example, if you have a national qualification or degree in a field such as Business, Law, or Psychology, you might be able to qualify for an HR position by completing relevant short courses.

Is human resource management the right choice for you?

Human resource management involves varied tasks and responsibilities. Besides having an interest in how people interact in the workplace, if you feel that you have a passion for business and the factors that make a business a success, and you enjoy new challenges, then HR is a good career choice for you.

As an HR professional, you need to be able to make employees feel comfortable and you need to motivate them to work hard. As an individual, you have to have:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Empathy

If you want to pursue a career in HR management in South Africa, and if you want to find out more about the HR courses available at Oxbridge Academy, please fill in the form, and we will contact you with more information:

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