New diploma helps aspiring HR workers

2015-07-08 06:00

BOSTON CITY CAMPUS AND BUSINESS COLLEGE announced on Friday (03/07) that it is adding a new Diploma in Human Resource Management (Dip. HRM) to its quiver of workplace-relevant, cutting-edge qualifications. This diploma is registered on level six on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework (NQF Level 6) and prospective students can now register for this programme. “Human Resource Management and Development is a critical component in the world of work and we are delighted to launch this new qualification,” said Dr Hendrik Botha, head of Institution at the Boston City Campus and Business College.

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, theory and methodology of the important disciplines in Human Resource Management and Development, Socio-economics, Industrial Psychology, Business and Project Management, Labour Law and Industrial Relations, and Applied Research Methods. The qualification provides exciting career opportunities in the fields of Human Resource Management and Development, for example:

) HR assistant, practitioner, officer or manager specialising in planning, recruitment and selection, learning and development, reward and remuneration, safety, health and environment, and information and administration systems;

) Industrial Relations assistant, practitio-ner, officer or manager; or

) Junior researcher, analyst or advisor;

) Consultant in HR Management or Industrial Relations.

“We pulled out all the stops to develop this new qualification as we believe there is a real need for it given the current econo-mic and social conditions in South Africa,” Botha added.

Boston’s latest diploma in HR is accredi-ted in the distance learning mode and students are recommended to make use of Boston’s nationwide support centres to complete their studies in as little as three years. The curriculum includes modules in Computer Literacy, HR Management and Development, Industrial Psychology, Financial Management, Project Management, Socio-economics, Public Relations, Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

On completion of the diploma, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

) Apply general HR Management and Development principles to real-life situations;

) Adhere to regulatory requirements in performing human resource functions;

) Manage financial and technology resources in organisations;

) Analyse data and legal information;

) Demonstrate business management and project management skills; and

) Identify the socio-economic needs of society and display cultural sensitivity in workplaces.

Learn more about this diploma at You can also apply online or go to any of the 40 Boston Support Centres nationwide. The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with English and endorsement for diploma studies; or a Senior Certificate with English (prior to 2009). Various Further Education and Training (FET) certificates may be considered as alternative entry pathways. Applications and registrations are open and students may commence with their studies on 27 July. For more information, contact 051-447-5700 or visit Boston House at 99 St Andrews Street Bloemfontein

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