Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Short Course2022-04-01T10:29:12+02:00

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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

This short course gives students an in-depth introduction to the world of Human Resource Management and focuses on the most important practices of HR. The curriculum is specifically designed to develop practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to kickstart or grow a career in Human Resources.

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Course curriculm

This course contains 4 substantive units and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.

  • Unit 1: The Human Resource Environment 
  • Unit 2: Finding and Placing Suitable Candidates 
  • Unit 3: Maintaining Employees 
  • Unit 4: Termination 

On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate that will empower you to explore exciting career directions in HR such as:

  • Human Resource Manager or Supervisor
  • Staffing Specialist or Coordinator
  • Human Resource Administrator or Assistant
  • Personnel Manager

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6-12 months

  • Study method:
    Fully online or Internet supported

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Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you, download our 2022 intake schedule to see when the next cohort starts.

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Students can choose between 2 study methods for this course. Whichever study method you choose you will have access to an expert Course Lecturer.

Method 1: Fully Online

  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan

Method 2: Internet Supported

  • Distance learning with textbooks and internet support (blended learning)
  • Study material is couriered and e-books can be downloaded
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • The use of iCan, our student portal, is supplementary for online learning activities
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account

Recommended data:

  • At least 1GB of data per month for fully online study method
  • +/- 500MB of data for online supported study method

Course fees

At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment. The fees for this course vary depending on which study method you choose.

  • Choose how you want to pay: Monthly instalment plan or in full on enrolment.

  • Choose how you want to study: Fully online or with textbooks (online supported).

Fully Online

  • All course content is delivered online.
  • Monthly instalments from: R424 p/m
  • Instalment terms from: 6 – 18 months
  • Deposit and terms subject to affordability

Online Supported

  • The course is delivered with text books and online support.
  • Monthly instalments from: R498.16 p/m
  • Instalment terms: 18 or 24 months
  • Deposit and terms subject to affordability
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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.


Hear what our students have to say

“Making it possible for everyone to study”

Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela

“You will never regret it”

Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Anna Ivy Masondo

“This is so easy to do”

It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!

Vesnant Singo

“Education paves the way to success”

I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

Roxanne Naidoo


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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: FAQ’s

Recognition of the importance of HR management to a company’s health has grown dramatically. After all, an organisation’s greatest asset is its workforce – when employees grow and develop, the company will experience growth too. For these significant reasons, HR professionals have become in-demand and the field of HR presents a great opportunity for career growth.

This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to the world of HR management and provides the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to kickstart or advance a career in HR.

Human resource management is a business discipline that directly impacts every employee in an organisation. A sound understanding of HR practices and principles is beneficial to HR professionals as well as various managers and employees in an organisation.

Due to the diversity of the skills gained from this course, it is relevant to HR professionals, employees, and managers at various levels. The course curriculum is focused on developing practical HR skills and knowledge that can be applied to maximise performance and growth in any organisation.

After completion of this short course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamentals of the human resource management environment;
  2. Discuss the legislation regulating human resource management;
  3. Describe the human resource functions relevant in the finding and placing of suitable candidates;
  4. Explain the orientation/induction of employees;
  5. Evaluate the management of compensation and benefits within an organisation;
  6. Explain performance management principles and processes; and
  7. Evaluate the various forms of termination.
  • Unit 1: The Human Resource Environment 
    Understand the holistic environment of HR, the various approaches to management, and key labour legislations regulating the Human Resource function in South Africa (BCEA, LRA, EEA, OHSA, SDA).
  • Unit 2: Finding and Placing Suitable Candidates
    Learn how to acquire the right talent through sound planning and job design while also understanding how to successfully onboard new recruits through orientation/induction programmes.
  • Unit 3: Maintaining Employees
    Understand the management of compensation and benefits in an organisation including how to analyse payslips and learn about performance management principles and processes.
  • Unit 4: Termination
    Learn about the various types of termination and how to evaluate them.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.

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