Certificate Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development

  • NQF: 5
  • SAQA ID: 21038
  • CREDITS: 120


Human Resource Officers play a significant role in the success and stability of an organisation, as they are responsible for keeping employees happy and satisfied. This qualification is designed to equip learners with the relevant knowledge that will enable them to graduate into competent human resource professionals. One of the main roles of HR officers is to advise clients and employers on the recruitment of staff as well as guidance on how to take care of employees once they have been hired. The programme outline will strengthen learners’ leadership and communication skills.

Admission Requirements
  •  Grade 12
  • IBS Higher Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of work experience

Career Fields

HR Administrator
Assistant to the Training Manager
HR Consultant
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Human Resource Development issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).


One (1) year full-time or two (2) years part-time

Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal

Enquire at Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Personnel Management, Marketing Management, Communication, Entrepreneurship & Business Management
2nd Semester Subjects
Economics, Management, Principles of Business Law Human Resource Development, Accounting & Finance, End User Computing

Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.

Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Further Studies

Articulation possibilities exist with the Institute of Administration and Commerce (IAC), as learners may choose to write their examination. Upon demonstrating competence, they will be awarded the IAC Certificate in Human Resource Development.

For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za

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