Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice

Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice

H.Cert. (Human Resource Management Practice)

SAQA ID 101818

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules.

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.


Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)
  • Human Resource Functions (HHRF1181)
  • Introduction to Industrial Psychology 1 (HIND1181)

Semester B

  • Introduction to Socioeconomics (HSEC1181)
  • Organisational Development (HODV1181)
  • Human Resource Training and Development (HHTD1181)
  • Work Integrated Learning HCERT HRP (HWCHRP1181)


Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW and AS2) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS2 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of a 

Formative Assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, which count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

The Summative Assessment in the form of a final exam
or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1, which will be charged for. Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student
Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information. 


Based on credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is one year and the maximum duration is three years of study.


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

    • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
    • Apply human resource and employment relations principles to real life situations
    • Manage the different phases of organisational development in organisations
    • Analyse theories of outcomes-based adult education and training as well as the taxonomies of learning
    • Demonstrate and understanding of recruitment, selection, motivation and retention processes/strategies
    • Identify the socio-economic needs of society and display cultural sensitivity within organisations


National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed. Alternatively, a post school qualification may also be considered, for example, an FET/National Certificate, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 120.



On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 101818, minimum 122 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.