Human Resource Administration Course Online in South Africa | iQ Academy

Human Resources Administration

Online Short Course

Fully online course: Register for the next intake.

Connect with the possibilities that await the ambitious HR professional. Access expert South African curriculum in a convenient way through this fully online course.

Expert Curriculum

Current South African content

Online - study anywhere, anytime

Flexible payment options

Innovative student portal

  • Expert Curriculum

    Developed with industry experts

  • Up to date content

    Developed for South Africa

  • Study online

    Anywhere, anytime

  • Study at your own pace

    No exam sittings

  • Flexible payment options

    Matched to your affordability

  • Innovative student portal

    Stay in touch with your dedicated Tutor

Over 30,000 students have successfully completed a course with iQA.

Are you ready to join us? Send an enquiry and one of our Student Advisors will call you back shortly:
Step 1. Easily complete your Application over the phone.
Step 2. Be advised immediately if you are admitted to study.
Step 3. Start your registration process.

About this course

You will gain the relevant foundational knowledge in Human Resources Administration needed to advance in the field of HR; dealing with pertinent subjects such as labour relations, the role of HR in the modern business, the impact of social media on HR and many more. This course includes free additional value that will assist you with developing your CV and practical assistance with a personal development plan.

  • Study Method


  • Course Duration

    Self-paced: 6-18 Months

  • Study Time

    150 hours in total

    3 hours/week

    (complete in 12 mnths)

Study Method



Course Duration

Min 6 months
Max 18 months

Study Time

150 hours in total

3 hours per week

(12 months)

Price and Payment Options

Course Fee

The fees are all inclusive – there are no hidden costs.

Monthly Payment Options

  • R600 pm x 12 months
  • R1,200 pm x 6 months
  • Debit order
  • A deposit may be required subject to affordability

Full Payment

  • R7,200 (includes registration and module fees)
  • Direct Deposit, EFT, Ozow (iPay), Credit or Debit Card (PayGate), Karri

*Please note that for Standard Bank customers we are an authorised beneficiary

Admission requirements

  • Minimum Grade 12, 18 years +
  • Proficient in English
  • Access to a reliable internet connection – no textbooks – the course is fully online
  • Email account
  • Smartphone or PC – you can do the course entirely on your smartphone!

What you need to enrol:

South African citizens:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of highest school qualification

Non South Africa citizens:

  • Certified copy of passport
  • Certified copy of study permit
  • Certified copy of SAQA evaluation

Modules in this course

  • Fundamentals of Human Resources
  • A Practical Approach to Employee Relations
  • Payroll Administration and Document Management
  • 21st Century HR Administration

Next Intake Dates

Apr 2020 May 2020 Jul 2020 Sep 2020 Nov 2020
Start Date 20 Apr 20 May 20 Jul 21 Sep 23 Nov
Payment Date 31 Mar 05 May 06 Jul 07 Sep 05  Nov

Ready to take the next step?

Take a free virtual tour of this short course or send an Enquiry and a Student Advisor will call you back!

Who this short course is for:

  • HR clerks or administrators aiming to take on more responsibility,
    such as with payroll, labour, and administration
  • Operational officers who manage people and want to grow their
    people management skills
  • Office managers, team leaders, and supervisors who need to
    strengthen their skills-set
  • Small business owners and administrators who want to more
    confidently meet requirements and best practice
  • Those with a matric or entry level higher education in a specific
    field who want to pivot into an HR office position

This course equips you with:

  • Practical skills in HR administration and relevant examples
  • A deeper understanding of the Labour Relations environment
  • Insights into the future landscape of HR
  • A solid understanding of the role HR as a function in the modern
    business environment
  • A detailed grasp of how social media impacts HR
  • Bonus content: a Personal and Career Development Guide

Do you need more information?

Take a free virtual tour of this short course or download the Course Brochure

Exciting career opportunities

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Recruitment Clerk

Learn online, at your own pace!

The Human Resources Administration Short Course is fully online and has been designed flexibly so you can study at your own pace:

  • Course material provided in digital and e-book format
  • Learn anywhere, anytime with a mobile first design
  • 3h per week to complete in 12 months, if you have more spare time you can complete the course sooner
  • Access to a dedicated tutor, student community forums and innovative student portal
  • Plus get FREE access to our exclusive Do Life modules that help you build everyday life skills

DO Life, just a little bit better!

DO Life is a FREE, value-add series of micro courses available to all iQ Students! Boost your everyday life skills using your phone, anywhere, any time.

Exciting topics include money matters, entrepreneurship, careers and many more! Check them out on your iCan student portal.

  • DO on the Go
  • DO Mobile
  • DO Flexi
  • DO On your student portal
  • It is free!

Sign up for a course and get DO Life free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short course?

A Short Course is a short learning programme that focuses on equipping you with a specific skillset. However, it is non-credit-bearing, which means it does not carry credits towards a registered qualification in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

What is the difference between this course and the Human Resource Management short course?

The HR Administrator short course is a practical course aimed at those who want to work in Human Resources, particularly as an administrator. The Human Resource Management short course, on the other hand, is a more general course that explores the topics and theories in Human Resource Management and is aimed at HR professionals and general managers.

I’m new to online learning, where do I start?

Log on to the iCan student portal and find the orientation module in your course. The module gives you all the information you need to help you navigate and become familiar with the workings of your online course.

Do I need to be online all the time to study?

No, each module has an eBook containing all the course material. You can download the eBook to your device and work through the material while you’re offline.

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.

How do I submit assignments?

For this course, you will submit your assignments online. Find instructions on how submissions work on your online learning orientation module, which is on the iCan student portal. You will be able to do your assignment online and get your results instantly.

What do I get, after I complete this course?

Once you complete your course, you will get a short course certificate. To qualify for this certification, you must:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email clear copy of your ID document to  or fax to 086 758  4800

Fully online course: Register for the next course intake.