Advanced Human Resource Management online short course

Starts on 6 March 2017
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Course information

8 weeks online
10-12 hours per week
R17,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

8 weeks online
10-12 hours per week
R17,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


As productivity and profit become increasingly dependent on employee engagement levels, human resource managers, top-level executives and business owners need to use advanced HR practices to motivate and develop their workforce.

Master the strategic complexities of human resource management, such as the integration of HR into financial planning, the recruitment and hire of executive-level staff, and how best to align human resource management with a company's overall strategy.

In just 8 weeks, you’ll become a strategic partner and better leader in your organisation, backed by a certificate from UCT.

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What will set you apart

Walk away from this HR course with the skills to:

    • Understand the strategic function of HR management, and apply it to meet challenges unique to the industry
    • Investigate a competency development model that provides for high performance, sequential development and career planning
    • Explore a succession planning process to recruit, develop and retain talent in senior levels of management
    • Retain top talent and strategically leverage the value that employees bring to your organisation

Course curriculum

This advanced human resource management online short course covers everything from improved talent acquisition to training executive-level leaders.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Strategic models and frameworks for HR competencies
  • Course Module 2: Diagnose an organisation's HR functions and conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Course Module 3: Learn to increase the agility of an organisation and make use of an HRIS
  • Course Module 4: Learn how to acquire the best talent to suit an organisation in the 21st century
  • Course Module 5: Discover how to measure, encourage and optimise performance
  • Course Module 6: Learn best practice for talent management and the development of company culture
  • Course Module 7: Managing risk
  • Course Module 8: Learn how to manage leadership succession and about HR approaches into the future

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 6 March 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 28 August 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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