About this course
Whether you are just starting out or an existing HR professional wanting to upskill, this short course HR Management is perfect for you. The course curriculum is developed by leading academics and industry experts ensuring you gain relevant knowledge and practical skills. The comprehensive curriculum covers a variety of HR topics ranging from labour legislation and labour relations to recruitment, training and development, and rewards management.
On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate which will empower you to explore exciting career directions such as:
This course will equip you with people management skills and knowledge in human resource management that will help you maximise performance in any organisation.
Short courses are administered in student intakes starting every two months. The 2021 intake schedule is as follows:
iQ Academy reserves the right to make changes to intake dates if required. Should there be any changes updates will be communicated via our Website and iCan, our student portal.
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Frequently asked questions
What is a short course programme?
Our short course programmes are courses which can be completed in 6 – 12 months and are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, with no exams required.
Stacked with learning, unlike other short courses, we ensure adequate skills building and not just a superficial overview of subject matter. Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing.
Short courses are typically non-credit bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying a university degree or qualification.
Is iQ Academy a registered institution?
Yes, iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07 is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2021 as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2112/HE07/001/. You can learn more about our accreditations
Do I need to be online all the time to study?
No, most of your study materials will be sent to you via courier. Your pack contains a Course Guide and a Course Textbook. The student portal, iCan contains all the course material i.e. an eBook version of your Course Textbook as well as a pdf for downloading. Your compulsory assessments are available on iCan for download.
I am not internet savvy, can I still take this course?
Yes. You do not need to be an expert at using the internet however, it is recommended that you have some basic online skills and are able to use a computer or smartphone. You should also have a pair of headphones to playback audio on some of the learning material.
How do I get academic support?
A dedicated tutor is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.
Do I have to take an exam to complete this course?
There are no written examinations for this course. As part of your learning you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each module, which help you build and test knowledge. You will be required to complete and submit one summative assessment at the end of each module. To meet the requirement for this course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment for each module, before you can get certified.
What do I get after I complete this course?
Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities.
- Pass all your assignments
- Pay up your student account
- Email a certified copy of your ID document to: email@example.com or fax: 086-758-4800 to receive your certificate.
Certificates are posted through registered mail once they are printed.
- It takes up to 14 working days for us to print certificates and package them for posting.
- We SMS the SA Post Office tracking number to you.
- You can also have your certificate couriered to you at a cost of R100. Delivery is between 3-5 working days.