Human Resource (HR) Management online short course

Course starts 27 January 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
21 January 2020
Course Starts:
27 January 2020
10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Excellent human resources management skills are essential to ensure you attract the right talent and ensure that employees are strategically aligned toward the organisation’s goals.

This human resource management course helps you make sure your employees are satisfied and engaged in today’s complex work environment, enabling you to recruit and select the right talent.

Set yourself apart as a human resource professional with this highly practical human resources course, designed for working HR professionals, those aspiring toward a career in human resources, and operations and project managers.

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What will set you apart

You’ll walk away from this HR management course with a certified skill set to make you the best HR manager possible. On this human resource management course, you’ll:

  • Explore the theoretical and practical applications of HR activities
  • Create an empowering work environment to maximise and align workforce efforts
  • Design and implement human resource policies and procedures
  • Update your existing HR skill set, manage change, and maximise employee wellbeing and productivity
  • Enhance your career opportunities by improving your ability to do the same for others

Course curriculum

This human resources course will equip you with the latest human resource management skills and knowledge to teach you how to use HR management techniques to increase engagement and, consequently, productivity and workforce morale.

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: A career in HR
  • Course Module 2: Human Resource Management and Statutory Requirements
  • Course Module 3: Human Resource Systems, Policies and Procedures
  • Course Module 4: Recruitment, Selection, Assessment and On-boarding
  • Course Module 5: Performance Management
  • Course Module 6: Human Resource Management as the Custodian of Change
  • Course Module 7: Employee Wellbeing and Organisational Health and Safety
  • Course Module 8: Facilitating Training and Development
  • Course Module 9: Rewarding, Incentivising and Retaining Employees
  • Course Module 10: Strategic Human Resource Management

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

On completion of this HR management course you’ll earn a human resource management certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new HR competencies, and use it to set yourself apart in the competitive human resource management industry.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Kyle goate

“It has assisted me in further creating structure in the way I manage and lead a team. It’s also helped create a clear path in the right direction to becoming a more all-rounded manager and leader in my organization.”


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 27 January 2020.

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    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 nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    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.


    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 Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    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 it's 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 to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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 and 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 Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.