National Diploma: Human Resources Online - Academy of York

National Diploma: Human Resources Online

Course Overview

2 years (maximum time given 3 years)
7-10 hours per week (approx.)
Once off fee: R19,150
Payment Plan: R1,600 upfront and R750 over 28.3 months


Accreditation: NQF Level 5, SABPP , SAQA ID. 61592

Human Resource Management is one of the most popular fields of study in South Africa today. Far from just being the management of people, Human Resource Management is ultimately designed to maximize employee performance in line with their employer’s strategic objectives.

According to Deloittes 2014 global survey, companies cite four issues pertaining to HR matters as the most urgent: Leadership, Retention & Engagement and Reskilling and talent acquisition. Career analysts forecast that the number of Human Resource positions will increase dramatically in the future. This makes Human Resource Management a much sought after qualification.

This 2 year online course is directed toward individuals already working in the HR field who want to advance their career through a formal qualification. It endeavors to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the HR Framework, and theoretical and practical knowledge to actively participate in the HR environment. Upon successful completion you will be able to implement your company’s Human Resources strategy, perform the Human Resources related duties of industrial relations, employment equity, administration, management and skills development. This NQF aligned and SABPP accredited course consists of 9 modules including:

MODULE 1: Labour relations
MODULE 2: HR management
MODULE 3: Communication
MODULE 4: Administration
MODULE 5: Team dynamics
MODULE 6: Management Services
MODULE 7: Legal framework
MODULE 8: Workplace education
MODULE 9: Skills development

Academy of York students will receive continuous information and support, over and above the prescribed course material, to assist students achieve in their studies. Students will have a choice of completing this qualification in 24 months

Admission Requirements:

A completed, SAQA aligned HR FET Certificate with 140 credits at NQF L4

Should you not have a HR FET Cert, A student must have 2 years actual working experience within a Human Resources Environment. Their HR duties should include 4 or more items from the following list: recruitment, training, letters of employment, dealing with resignations, remuneration packages, dealing with labour relations and unions, disciplinary hearings, occupational learning programs, skills development, employee inductions, manage individual and team performance, accountability, employee wellness, writing business emails / letters, statistics and reports, analyse HR data, understand business and financial concepts, payroll, benefits admin.

Assessment and Award

This qualification will be assessed by means of 9 Summative Assessments and one Final Integrated Summative Assessment. All 9 Summative Assessments will have to be marked as competent before the student may attempt the Final Integrated Summative Assessment. A mark of 65% is required before the National Diploma can be awarded.

AOY Accreditation

The Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, AAT and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

sabpp-logo2This course is accredited by SABPP, South African Board for People Practices. The SABPP is a SAQA recognized professional body, and regulates statutory quality and standards for People Professions.



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Cecilia Cronje
Cecilia Cronje
Masters in Ed. Psychology, CTT Evaluator and HR & Labour Relations Practitioner (SABPP)


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Success Stories‘’I thought that attempting to get a qualification, at age fifty, meant that I was completely insane or a daredevil, but Academy of York’s online studies has made my studying experience a walk in the park. I can work in my own time, at my own pace and from wherever I am. No regrets. Thank you AOY’’ Nicchi Pillay | HR Diploma Online

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