Human Resource Management N Diploma

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If you have a passion for people, enjoy working with systems and processes, and would like to be involved in empowering and contributing to an organisation and its staff, then this Diploma is for you!

Human Resource Management (HRM or simply HR) is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, development, assessment and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organisational leadership and culture and ensuring compliance with employment and labour laws.

The knowledge and skills learnt are applicable to a wide range of careers and industries, thus opening interesting and exciting opportunities for those who study HR.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This programme will prepare you for many career opportunities in HR, business and management, including:

  • Human resource management
  • Training and development management
  • Labour relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Recruitment
  • Personnel management
Course Outline

View our factsheet for more detailed subject outlines.

National Certificate: N4

  • Personnel Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

National Certificate: N5

  • Personnel Management N5
  • Personnel Training N5
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Labour Relations N5
  • Mercantile Law N4

National Certificate: N6

  • Personnel Management N6
  • Personnel Training N6
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Labour Relations N6
Accreditation and Certification

Students write national examinations which are set and administered by the DHET.

Successful students achieve the following certification which is conferred and issued by the DHET:

  • National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management (SAQA ID: 66873)
  • National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management (SAQA ID: 66953)
  • National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management (SAQA ID: 66997)

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4–N6 certificates and have worked for 18 months (minimum of 2000 hours) in a human resource or business environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET. Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Human Resource Management (SAQA ID: 67039).

Course Factsheet