Higher Certificate in Human Resource Development

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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics 
Department: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Higher Certificate in Human Resource Development
Programme Code: F34RDQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 5
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 110060

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 January 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555
Email: agnesma@uj.ac.za

Duration of Study: 1 Year

Programme Fees


The purpose of the Higher Certificate (Human Resource Development) is to develop qualified students and practitioners wanting to enter the field of Human Resource Development as a potential career or those who have been practicing within the workplace, or in specialised learning and development roles, but without formal recognition or a qualification. This qualification will provide practitioners and entrants with foundational Human Resource Development theory and practice blended with appropriate technology at an NQF level 5, across key learning and development support roles aligned to the processes of the training and development cycle and underpinned by current Human Resource Development legislation. The qualifying students should be ready to enter the job market as an entry level Human Resource Development administrator or coordinator. Additionally, the programme will develop a student to become self-directed, lifelong student. Lastly, this programme will prepare students for further studies in the field of Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management aimed at professional competence and career pathway

Career Opportunities

Human Resource Officer, Training and Development Officer.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should be in possession of a Grade 12 certificate with access to Higher Certificate studies, or any SAQA FETC certificate at NQF level 4. One year’s work experience preferable within Training and Development or Human Resources. A good working knowledge of English as well as computer literacy and Internet access is compulsory. Since only a limited number of students can be accommodated annually, applicants will be subjected to a selection process.


Selection Process

Important notification to all qualifications: Please note that should you meet the above stipulated requirements, this would not automatically qualify you for the qualification. A further selection process will be conducted, upon which the College will notify you of its decision. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.

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