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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|96080||Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management|
|Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Higher Certificate||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Human Resources|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to perform various human resource management functions at the foundation level in an organisation. This qualification will give learners the opportunity to develop essential competencies needed within an HR context.
The qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to administer and conduct various human resource functions, against the background of labour legislation and statutory requirements. Thus learners will be able to:
The qualification requires learners to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical human resource and the application of these skills.
Supporting modules will provide learners with the background against which human resource is applied in business.
There are fundamentally two reasons that have motivated the development of the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management qualification. Firstly it is important for the discipline to have an entry level human resource qualification in Southern Africa. Secondly, the qualification will provide learners with an entry-level qualification so as to enable their progression into a Degree in Human Resource Management.
Human resource management is critical for the long term survival of South African organisations; for people in organisations to determine their success or failure and managers and supervisors who need to cope with the changing demands of the workplace. Furthermore, the qualification enables managers and supervisors to act professionally, and to have an understanding and to be able to diagnose and solve problems.
A Certificate in Human Resource Management provides an ideal platform for learners to develop human resource competencies in order to secure a job as a Human Resource Administrator or Officer. This qualification is designed with a view to exposing learners to both the theoretical and practical aspects of human resource management in South Africa.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This qualification may be obtained in whole or in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning.
In the cases where prior learning is to be recognised for purposes of access to the qualification:
(a) The applicants' motivation, maturity and realistic approach to their studies.
(b) Job description, covering relevant area of work, giving examples of tasks carried out, possibly supplying references.
(c) The nature and level of life/ work experience and prior study, and the learning which has resulted from such experience.
(d) Details of in-company short courses, length, content of material covered, standard achieved.
(e) The clarity of the applicant's educational goals and objectives.
(f) The extent to which the applicant can provide evidence of the threshold skills and knowledge for the qualification.
Where prior learning is recognised for advanced standing, credit will be given for prior certificated learning in accordance with established practice at South African higher education institutions. The amount of 'specific' credit granted is dependent on the match between prior learning and award towards which the intended qualification leads.
The following admission requirements will be considered:
In addition to the above admission criteria, the following will also be considered:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of 6 compulsory modules at NQF Level 5, totalling 120 Credits
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Understand the components of Human Resource Management, the evolution of Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, as well as the challenges confronting Human Resources.
2. Understand the process of effective recruitment and selection within organisations.
3. Understand compensation and the effects of both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in compensation.
4. Have a holistic and practical understanding of employee training and development within organisations.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Assessment centres on:
Assessment methods to measure the extent to which the learner has achieved competence are as follows:
> Formative assessment: The scheme of work includes assignments based on the learning material and learners are given feedback. The process is continuous and focuses on smaller sections of the wok and limited number of outcomes.
> Summative assessment: Examinations or equivalent assessment such as a research essay or portfolio in order to determine a representative selection of the outcomes practised and assessed in the formative stage. Summative assessment also tests the learner`s ability to manage and integrate a large body of knowledge to achieve the stated outcomes of a module.
|The qualification was compared against similar international qualifications as depicted below:
Certificate in Human Resource Management - Berkeley Haas School of Business in California:
The Certificate in Human Resource (HR) Management will enable learners to develop the knowledge, methods and skills necessary to meet the human resource challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce. With modules developed by top HR professionals and approved for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute, the certificate gives learners a strong foundation in current HR best practices. It also prepares learners to lead the strategic deployment of human capital in today's corporations, government agencies, non-profit organisations and small businesses.
Centre for Executive Education - Certificate in Human Resource Management in Dubai:
The Certificate in Human Resources Management is designed in response to the important role of human resources (HR) management in any organisation. It provides the learners with the necessary background essential to meet the needs of the corporate HR department in the 21st century. This Certificate qualification is appropriate for both newcomers to the human resources field and those with some experience but who are seeking to keep current in the field or expand their knowledge base.
The purpose of this qualification is to familiarise learners with evolution of human resources from personnel management and the knowledge, understanding of the human resource management role and function within the key areas of resourcing, reward, development and relations.
This qualification will enable the learner to achieve the following skills and knowledge:
From the above information provided about the two international qualifications it is clear that this qualification compares favourably in terms of the purpose and the skills and knowledge that the learners will achieve.
|Upon successful completion of the qualification learners will be able to articulate horizontally:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
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