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BOSTON City Campus & Business College added 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 register for the 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 Boston City Campus & 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, practitioner, officer or manager

· 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 economic and social conditions in South Africa,” Botha added. “Under any economic condition, companies and countries need to have a workforce that is happy and healthy and well looked after so they can be as productive and profitable as possible. HR professionals go a long way in ensuring the well-being and productivity of the working folk.” Boston’s latest diploma in HR is accredited in the distance learning mode and students are recommended to make use of our nation wide 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, socioeconomics, public relations, labour law and industrial relations.

According to Dr. Botha this enables graduates to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in a professional or academic context where application of the principles and theory are emphasised as a basis for entry into the labour market, professional training, graduate study, or professional practice in a wide range of careers within civil society, the public or private sectors. 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

· identify the socio-economic needs of society and display cultural sensitivity in workplaces

“We trust that the skills acquired by our graduates will be in demand and will allow them to make a tangible difference in the workplace whether in a for-profit, NGO or government environment,” commented Botha.

If you’re interested to learn more about this diploma, visit to read the detailed Fact Sheet.

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 (NSC) or National Certificate Vocational (NC(V)) 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 for admission. Applications and registrations are open.

For more information, you can contact Boston on 032 551 5566 visit us at 55 King Shaka Street or e-mail or visit

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