If you are passionate to work in a dynamic business environment and working with people thrills you, Human Resources Management is where you are meant to be!

3 YEARS NQF Level 7

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this programme is:

  • To impart specialized knowledge in human resource management, industrial psychology, and labour law.
  • To provide competencies in the area of recruitment, selection, induction, training and development, motivation, employee wellness and performance management and retain best employees.
  • To develop the competencies needed to deal with employee productivity, and industrial relations.

Qualifications Outcomes



The ability to manage human resources within an organization with an emphasis on workforce planning, labour relations, employee compensation, training and development, industrial psychology, employee assessment, strategic management, legislation, regulations and policies and diversity in the workplace.


Principles and Practices

The ability to apply, analyse and evaluate theories, principles and practices to familiar and unfamiliar context to be effective human resource managers. 


Communication Skills

The Skills in effective communication to present and communicate complex information reliably and coherently with well-formed arguments by using appropriate academic, professional or occupational conventions, formats, technologies, and discourse.


Ethical Decision Making

Decision making skills to uphold values that are ethically and morally acceptable in the workplace that ensures a sense of accountability for one’s own actions and decisions as well as for the actions of others within a cooperative and collaborative context.


Business Operations

The understanding of management of business operations which has implications for a Human Resources Manager.


Problem Solving

The ability to identify problems in human resource management and practices, select appropriate methods of investigation enquiry and interventions, create and evaluate solutions and new knowledge. 


Lifelong learning

Ability to acquire and use skills that will lead to lifelong learning within and without the workplace that includes the ability to gather valid, relevant and appropriate information from a variety of sources, assessing own knowledge, skills and needs, being self-directed, cooperating and collaborating with others.

Graduate Attributes:

Acquire subject knowledge in the area of Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology, labour law, Performance Management, Diversity Management, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, Business Ethics, Business Research Methods, and Strategic Management

The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.

The ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.

Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.

Proficiency in the appropriate application of computer technologies.

Further Studies:

Honours and Master’s Degree in HRM, or Masters in Business Administration

Employment Opportunities:

Successful graduates may be employed in public and private organizations with the potential to rise to middle to top management and may lead to becoming any of the following:

HR Manager
Industrial Relations Manager
Recruitment Officer
Training & Development Officer
HR Administrator and Placement Consultant.


Join the Helderberg College family, where great minds and joyful Christian lives are developed.