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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Compensation Practices - HRM2603
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: HRM1501
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a sound understanding of and ability to develop and administer appropriate compensation and reward systems in mainly South African organisations in order to support and facilitate employee and organisational performance. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate a solid ability to apply the theory and practice of compensation and reward to practical situations within the employment situation in South Africa.
Research Project in Human Resource Management - HRBUS85
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan, execute and write an acceptable academic research proposal in Human Resources. Students will be able to gather, analyse, evaluate and apply knowledge and reason and debate in written format a specific topic, recognising existing research on the topic and integrate appropriate research methodologies in Human Resources.
Performance Management Practices - HRM2604
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: MNB1501 or BSM1501.
Purpose: This module intends to equip students with the competencies required to manage, evaluate and suggest changes to the performance management practices of an organization. It will be useful to students who need to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the complete performance management system and process in order to effectively direct the performance of employees and ultimately also the performance of the organization.
Strategic Human Resource Development - HRD4801
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module enables students to establish, manage and maintain a strategic HRD portfolio and strategy for an organisation, and ensure compliance with the legislative prescripts related to HRD. The curriculum includes strategic HRD (concept and application); strategic management of the HRD function; outsourcing; HRD stakeholder engagement; formulation of HRD policies, processes and procedures; development, implementation and evaluation of an HRD strategy; Human Performance Technology; quality management in HRD; learning organisation; ROI; and HRD governance.
Human Resource Management for Line Managers - HRM2605
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans,English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip line managers and/or potential line managers with the skills, knowledge and abilities to manage human resources under their control constructively in order to contribute to organisational goal achievement and the HR effort as a whole.
Organisation Development and Learning in the Context of Human Resource Development - HRD4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module empowers human resource development managers and practitioners to understand and apply the principles and concepts of organisation development strategically and to enhance organisational performance at the employee, team and organisational levels. The curriculum includes anticipating change; understanding the OD process; developing excellence in individuals; developing high performance teams; developing success in organisations; and leadership and management development.
Labour Relations Management: Macro - LRM2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Co-requisite: LLW2601 & LLW2602 or LLW201S & LLW202T (Not applicable to 02011 - HRM & NDCSM-OLD and NDSCR-NEW & 98221).
Purpose: To enable students to systematically study the macro aspects of South African labour relations as they apply to management in the context of a systems approach. The contents include labour relations concepts, theories and perspectives; the external environment; the state; employees and their representatives; employers and their representatives; other stakeholders and institutions; collective bargaining structures and processes; industrial conflict, disputes and industrial action.
Advanced Human Resource Development - HRD4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module enables students to develop and manage appropriate HRD policies, processes, procedures and interventions in line with the organisational priorities, national imperatives, legislative framework, trends and developments in a broader global environment. The curriculum includes various HRD perspectives; HRD theory; HRD policy formulation; a framework for HRD processes; HRD quality assurance; leadership and management development.
Labour Relations Practices - LRM3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: LRM1501 Co-requisite: LLW2601 & LLW2602 or LLW201S & LLW202T
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a sound understanding of, and ability to engage in various aspects of labour relations management in South African organisations.
Advanced Human Resource Management - HRM4801
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module enables students to demonstrate a fundamental and systematic knowledge of advanced human resource management with a view to determine, design and implement appropriate HR systems and practices to ensure proper management of employees in an organisation. The curriculum includes managing human resources from an investment perspective, measuring human capital, measuring HR’s contribution to bottom line results, challenges and barriers facing advanced human resource management, HR’s key roles, HR planning and staffing, designing work systems, change management, training and the learning organisation, reward systems and practices, employee separation, global HR management and its challenges and culture and its impact on organisational performance.
Applied Human Resource Development Competencies - HRD3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HRD3601
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded ability and detailed understanding of various applied aspects of human resource development in South Africa. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate applied knowledge of and a well-rounded ability to develop and implement various HRD systems in mainly South African organisations, and to handle a range of primarily operational HRD issues.
Advanced Labour Relations Management - LRM4801
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who wish to manage labour relations on strategic level in such a way that it contributes towards the achievement of the objectives of the organisation. The curriculum includes linking the organisational and labour relations strategies, labour relations as a field of study, the management of conflict, group dynamics and workforce diversity, the process of environmental scanning, internal and external environmental factors that influence labour relations management, the legal framework governing labour relations management, the labour relations management policy, communication, employee involvement and participation, collective bargaining and negotiation, labour relations structures and procedures, strike management and control of the quality of labour relations management.
Management of Training and Development - HRD3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRD2602 or HRM2605 or MOT201U or MNH202C
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base about strategically managing the development of human resources and managerial and organisational capabilities, to help mainly South African organisations and working people perform well in complex, changing and competitive environments. Students credited with this module are able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of and insight into strategic and operational aspects related to the management of training and development in organisations, including aspects pertaining to various pressing needs and issues in South Africa and other African countries, and concomitant targeted interventions.
Collective Bargaining and Negotiation - LRM4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with negotiation skills (which includes the process, approaches, tactics and techniques of labour negotiations) applicable to the specific situation within the context of the legislative and organisational policy framework. The curriculum includes the context of conflict, collective bargaining and negotiation in South Africa; issues for collective bargaining; levels of bargaining and the bargaining relationship; the Labour Relations Act and collective bargaining; collective bargaining styles and approaches; the negotiation process; and negotiation tactics and techniques.
Applied Human Resource Management Competencies - HRM3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HRM2602
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded ability and detailed understanding of various applied concepts of human resource management in South Africa. Students credited with this module are able to demonstrate applied and integrated knowledge of HRM, including an understanding of and ability to apply and evaluate the key terms, concepts, facts, principles, rules and theories of HRM in order to understand, develop and implement various HRM systems in mainly South African organisations, and to handle a range of primarily operational HRM issues taking into account other fields, disciplines or practices that affect HRM.
Introduction to Human Resource Development - HRD1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module familiarises the student with the science and practice of human resource development (HRD). The curriculum includes the basic psychology of learning; the place of human resource development in the organisation; an overview of education, training and development legislation in South Africa; statutory education, training and development structures in South Africa; conducting an ETD needs analysis; outcomes-based learning programme design; delivering learning programmes; assessment of learning achievements; and evaluating ETD effectiveness.
Management of Employee Wellbeing, Health and Safety - HRM3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base about managing employee well-being and health and safety policies and practices in South African organisations. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate specialised and detailed knowledge and insight into how to go about developing a comprehensive wellness strategy to appropriately promote and establish workplace safety, occupational health and hygiene and employee well-being in South African organisations.
Introduction to Human Resource Management - HRM1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is useful to students who experience the need for foundational knowledge, skills and competencies in human resource management. The module enables students to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the field of human resource management. Students who have completed this module will have the ability to understand and perform the human resource functions and to support the implementation of human resource processes, procedures and systems within an organisation.
HR Information Systems and Technology - HRM3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base about the design, use and management of HRM related technology, information and metrics systems in organisations. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate a specialised and detailed knowledge about and insight into the challenges, processes and practices involved in using technology, information and metrics to improve HRM in organisations. They understand how technology can provide relevant decision support mechanisms for HR decisions and supporting transactional HR activities.
Introduction to Labour Relations Management - LRM1501
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module enables students to acquire a basic overview of the field of labour relations management and its fundamental aspects within the South African context. Students should explain the relationship between the various parties in the field, and how it should be maintained by means of relevant practices, policies and procedures.
Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management - HRM3704
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 or MNH202C.
Purpose: To equip students with well-rounded and systematic knowledge about global contemporary issues related to human resource management and about managing human resources in national and international contexts. Students credited with this module are able to demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of contemporary human resource concepts, principles and theories. Complementary to this is insight into global contemporary issues in human resource management and a well-rounded and specialised ability to identify and integrate these issues in organisations.
Education,Training and Development Practices - HRD2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HRD1501 or MOT141R
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop the knowledge, skills and practical competence that will allow students to analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of South African ETD legislation and strategies in the workplace; these competencies will also be used in the design and development of appropriate ETD interventions at both organisational and sectoral level. The student will learn how to critically analyse the trends and developments influencing ETD practices in South Africa; analyse, interpret and apply a wide range of South African ETD legislation in the ETD context; critically review a series of ETD related strategies and micro-interventions applicable to the South African training environment; examine the role and impact of various ETD structures and processes towards enhancing ETD practices in South Africa; critically analyse the components of the Occupational Learning System, discuss the approaches to designing, implementing and evaluating workplace learning programmes in organisations and discuss the impact of the quality management requirements and processes within the South African ETD framework as it relates to workplace learning.
Compensation Management - HRM3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module intends to develop students' capability and decision making skills in handling compensation management functions. Students credited with this module are able to understand, apply and evaluate the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, challenges of compensating key strategic employee groups, and the "total reward" approach towards compensation.
Training and Development Practices - HRD2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module enables students to gain insight into the management of training and development: perspectives; the national training strategy for South Africa; training and development policies and practices; the administration of training; assessment of training; training design; training implementation; and training evaluation.
Performance Management - HRM3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a detailed, well-rounded and systematic knowledge base about performance management, and the evaluative and developmental role it plays, to help mainly South African organisations and employees to perform well, and to enhance social and economic transformation. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate a well-rounded and detailed knowledge and insight into the dynamics, challenges, processes and practices related to designing, developing and implementing holistic and integrated performance management systems that align the optimal developed work performance of the workforce with the strategic direction of organisations in primarily South Africa.
Management of Human Resource Development - HRD3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HRD2601
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to apply the HRD principles, processes and practices in the management of HRD interventions within the organisational environment.
Applied Labour Relations Management Competencies - LRM3701
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: LRM3601
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who need to develop a well-rounded ability and integrated knowledge and understanding of various applied aspects of labour relations in South Africa. People credited with this module are able to demonstrate applied knowledge of and a well-rounded ability to develop and implement labour relations systems in mainly South African organisations, and to handle a range of primarily operational labour relations issues in situations with various degrees of complexity.
Human Resource Provisioning - HRM2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HRM1501 or MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: This module intends to develop students in making appropriate human provisioning decisions and applying HR provisioning practices. Students will be able to implement and support the HR provisioning practices in their work environments. With these skills students will be competent to effectively realise the HR provisioning goals of the organisation. Students credited with this module are able to understand, apply and evaluate HR provisioning practices, processes and techniques to provide the organisation with talented people.
Labour Relations Management: Micro - LRM3702
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: LRM2601 or MNH203D
Purpose: Qualifying learners will be able to apply the fundamental concepts, principles and processes of training and development within the context of existing training related legislation and organisational requirements. Students credited with this module are able to demonstrate sound knowledge of and insight into training and development practices in organisations, including aspects pertaining to various pressing needs and issues in South Africa, and concomitant targeted interventions.
Human Resource Maintenance and Retention - HRM2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Co-requisite: HRM2601
Purpose: This module intends to develop students in identifying, using and applying appropriate HR maintenance and retention practices. Students will be able to implement and support the HR maintenance and retention practices in their work environments with the aim of enhancing, developing and retaining the required talent for South African organisations. With these skills students will be competent to support appropriate best practices aimed at the effective maintenance and retention of talent. Students credited with this module are able to understand, apply and evaluate HR maintenance and retention practices, processes and techniques to support the achievement of HR goals.
Research Methodology - RME101Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is aimed at equipping students with the fundamental knowledge and competencies to approach the solution to any work-related problems in a scientifically justifiable way. Students are trained to be conversant with the underlying nature and meaning of scientific research and how such fundamental principles can be operationalised to address relevant social issues in an applied and objective manner. The core content of this include the aims of research, the research topic, title and research problem, literature review, research design: population and sampling types, types of quantitative research designs, validity of conclusions, data-collecting methods and measuring instruments in quantitative research, qualitative research designs, data analysis and interpretation of results, report writing and the research proposal.