HR Administration Short Course2022-03-30T06:56:36+02:00

Project Description

Human Resource Administration

Explore the multi-faceted role of an HR Administrator with this expertly designed online course. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of pertinent topics such as labour relations, the role of HR in modern business, the impact of social media on HR, and more. You will be equipped with industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and insights to accelerate your career in HR.

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Course curriculm

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

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Human Resources
  • Module 2: A Practical Approach to Employee Relations
  • Module 3: Payroll Administration and Document Management
  • Module 4: 21st Century HR Administration

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:

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Recruitment Consultant

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6-12 months

  • Study method:
    Fully online

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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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  • Fully online mobile-friendly learning
  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan
  • 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
  • At least 1GB of data per month for online studies

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.

Full course fee

  • Pay the course fee upon enrolment as a once of cost.

Monthly instalments from

  • Terms: 6,9,12,15 or 18 months. Deposit 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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Human Resource Administration: FAQ’s

The well-rounded curriculum provides both an operational and strategic learning experience to ensure that you can grow your career and effectively support HR-related matters within various types of organisations.

As a value-add, you will receive free additional material on how to write your CV and build a personal development plan. The knowledge and skills that this course provides will empower you to explore exciting career directions in the field of HR, whether you are just starting out or ready to advance.

This course has a practical approach to skills building and is designed for entry-level professionals who wish to pursue a career in HR, with or without prior experience in the field. Therefore, this course is suitable for a variety of individuals such as:

  • HR clerks or administrators aiming to take on more responsibility, such as 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 practices
  • Those with a matric or entry-level higher education in a specific field who want to pivot into an HR position

Upon completion of this short course in HR Administration students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the key terms, concepts, and principles of an organisation as an open system;
  2. Distinguish between the six core areas in pursuing an HR career and develop an understanding of various HR activities;
  3. Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of, and apply, key HR strategies to respond to organisational change;
  4. Gather information, develop and evaluate suitable job advertisements and contracts of employment that are appropriate for appointments, applying an integrated knowledge of organisational requirements;
  5. Identify, analyse, evaluate and critically reflect on the skills and knowledge required in a recruitment process;
  6. Collect and organise information based on available and valid evidence of misconduct in the investigation phase and assist an HR manager with the required documentation;
  7. Practice essential document management by supporting the Payroll division through collecting, managing, and supplying mandatory staff documentation to the Payroll division; and
  8. Demonstrate the ability to apply essential business acumen and writing skills within an organisation.
  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Human Resources
    Understand the essential principles and functions in business, learn key HR strategies for responding to organisational change and understand the role of HR as well as the employment landscape.
  • Module 2: A Practical Approach to Employee Relations
    Learn about HR legislations, the Labour Relations Act, and various other labour practices including how to manage the recruitment and selection process within organisations.
  • Module 3: Payroll Administration and Document Management
    Learn how to practice essential document management by supporting the Payroll division through collecting, managing, and supplying mandatory staff documentation for Payroll requirements.
  • Module 4: 21st Century HR Administration
    Learn effective communication and writing skills fit for any organisation, discover the characteristics of high-performing teams in the 21st century, and how social media impacts HR today. As a value-add learn how to draw up your personal development plan and write your CV.

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

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