What will you learn in this SABPP: National Diploma: Human Resource Management and Practice course?

This nationally accredited and internationally recognised HR Management qualification will give you the skills and the background needed to become a highly sought after HR practitioner or HR manager. Learn the skills and knowledge needed for strategic planning of human resource management and practices; acquisition, development and utilisation of people; establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations; and compensation and administration related to human resource management and practices.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:


  • Total Price
    *A once off R950 non-refundable registration fee applies.

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Starting Dates

With College SA, you can start studying whenever you want: there are no specific course starting dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessments Information

Your assessments are made up of formative assessments, summative assessments, and a final integrated summative assessment (FISA). Your formative assessments are assessments you’ll do for every subject during your studies. Your summative assessments are the final assessment for each subject, which you’ll complete at the end of a subject. Your Summative Assessment Guide consists of a knowledge questionnaire and practical activities.

Practical assessment:

The practical component of your summative assignment can be completed either by using examples from your work place, or using a simulated work environment provided in your study guides.

Accreditation Info

Status: Accredited course
Type & reward: National Diploma - NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 61592)
Provided by: SABPP
Minimum credits: 249

College SA is a private distance learning college accredited by SABPP authorised to offer the National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices (SAQA ID: 61592).. The SABPP is a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO. As such, the SABPP provides all quality assurance functions, including accreditation of training providers for the SABPP qualifications. SABPP is a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO). They are responsible for developing, improving, and maintaining the quality of qualifications. The SABPP’s purpose is to set standards and monitor the human resources profession not only in South Africa, but also in other parts of southern Africa. Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you will receive a national diploma in Human Resources Management and Practices that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Obtaining your National Diploma allows you to further your studies at almost any institution that offers further qualifications in Human Resource Management and in doing so, you can increase your earning potential and improve your skills. The SABPP also offers you the opportunity to join a professional network once you have completed your National Diploma, which enables you to connect with other professionals, expand your network, and increase your skills by attending training programmes.


Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12, old Standard 10 or equivalent, or relevant NQF Level 4 qualification, such as the FETC in HR Management and Practices Support
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age
  • The ability to read and write in English

Professional Designation

HR Practitioner

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

Employment and Onboarding

Learn how workforce planning is a key function of HRM, and why it is so important to employ the right people for the right positions. Get to know the various recruitment sources (such as advertisements, recruitment agencies, e-recruitment, etc.), as well as the current and future trends facing a changing society. Learn about the induction process, and why and how it should be planned and implemented. Compensation and the ways in which employees can be compensated for their performance are also explored.

Talent Management

Learn about employee development and career management, and how these are achieved through effective training and development strategies. In this module, you will also discover the role of training and development in the organisation, as well as the role legislation plays in this. Explore what performance management is, and how to implement and maintain it in an organisation effectively. This module will also introduce you to diversity in the workplace, and the management thereof.

Behavioural Aspects of Human Resource Management

Get to know about motivation in the workplace, as well as the different ways employees are motivated. You will explore the various theories about motivation, each with their own understanding of how employees are motivated and what motivates them. Discover the difference between leadership and management behaviours, as well as the different leadership styles that can be implemented. Get an understanding of how groups and teams function in an organisation, along with the different types of teams one can find within an organisation. This module also looks at employee grievances, and how to go about organising and conducting a disciplinary hearing.

Contemporary Issues

This module looks at the value of HRIS, MIS, E-HRM and HR metrics, as well as the differences between them in relation to organisational goals. Learn about organisational renewal, development, and change. With globalisation and technology ever changing, the important factors that contribute to organisations having to renew themselves continuously will be covered.

Strategic & International Human Resource Management

In this module, you will learn how and why strategic leadership is essential for predicting and visualising the future, maintaining flexibility, thinking strategically, and working with others to effect change not only in organisations themselves, but also more specifically in the field of HRM.

Foundation of Human Resource Management

Not only is this module going to give you an overview of what human resource management (HRM) is, it will also dive into HR within the South African context. You will learn about South Africa’s unique employee relations background, as well as how particular challenges and factors affect HR within South Africa. There are also various laws and pieces of legislation that govern and influence HRM, and these will be explored in this module to wrap up your introduction to HRM.