Courses and Requirements – Management
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DEPARTMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Diploma: Human Resource Management
B Tech: Human Resources Management/Human Resources Development/Labour Relations Management
BTech: Business Administration
MTech: Human Resources Management/Labour Relations Management
Master of Management in Human Resource Management
MTech: Business Administration
D Tech: Business (Research based)
PhD in Business Administration
All these qualifications are accredited by the South African Board for People Practice

Admission Requirements:

  1. Diploma in Human Resource Management (NQF 6)

 

  1. National Senior Certificate/ National Certificate Vocational

 

Subjects Human Resources Management  

Age exemption

Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements in 1, 2, 3 or 4 must submit a certificate of complete or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC/NCV(4) Endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory Subjects Level
English

Mathematics

Mathematics Literacy

One other subject

4

3 or

4

4

Remaining 3 Subjects (min. 3 per subject) 9

 

  1. Senior Certificate

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

 

  1. N6

A completed N6 in a management related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.

 

  1. NASCA

A completed National Senior Certificate for Adults with a minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) per subject except for English and Quantitative Literacy which should be rated a 5 (60-69%)

 

  1. International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  1. Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. BTech: Human Resource Management/Human Resource Development/Labour Relations Management (NQF 7)

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND with at least 300 credits for theory or equivalent qualification in Human Resource Management/Human Resource Development/Labour Relations Management or relevant discipline

  1. BTech: Business Administration (NQF 7)

60% average for a completed ND or equivalent qualification in a business related field. Applicants with a non-business related qualification should have 1 year business related work experience.

  1. MTech: Human Resource Management /Labour Relations Management (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in HRM/LRM or related discipline. 65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

  1. Master of Management in Human Resource Management (NQF 9)

65% average for a completed Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent qualification on NQF 8 in HRM or related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology and Research Project is also required. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

  1. MTech: Business Administration (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in Business Administration or related discipline. 65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.

  1. D Tech: Business (NQF 10)

A completed Master’s degree with a research component in the discipline.  Candidates intending to enrol for the D Tech: Business should possess a draft proposal according to VUT research proposal guidelines and undergo a selected based panel interview.

  1. PhD in Business Administration (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline. Approval of research proposal by Faculty Research Committee.

  1. CURRICULUM

DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

First Year: Principles of Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Labour Law 1, Sociological Aspects, Workplace Psychology, ICT Skills, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Applied Communication Skills

Second Year: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Workforce Planning, Financial Management, Project Management Principles, Introduction to Employment Relations, Employment Relations Practices, Introduction to Human Resources Development, Education, Training and Development Practices, Accounting Aspects, Descriptive Statistics

Third Year: Talent Management, Compensation Management, Education, Training and Development Management, Human Resources Development Interventions, Employment Relations Management, Business Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Practice

B TECH: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resources Management 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Human Resources Development 4, Labour Relations 4, Strategic Management 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT:

Training & Development Strategies 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Human Resources Development 4, Organisational Development 4, Project Management 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: LABOUR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT:

Labour Relations Management 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Collective Bargaining & Negotiations 4, Labour Economics 4, Advanced Labour Law 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

Financial Management for Non-Finance Managers 4, Human Resource Practice 4, Logistics Management 4, Technology Management 4, Project Management 4 (1 semester), Marketing Management 4 (1 semester), Research Methodology 1.

M TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: (Year 1)

Strategic Management 5, Organisational Dynamics 5, Project Management 5, Entrepreneurship 1 (1 semester), Research Methodology 1

M TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: (Year 2)

Research project culminating in a mini-dissertation

  1. What are the functions of a Human Resources Practitioner?

Policy initiation and formulation, advising line managers on HR policy, liaison and negotiation with trade unions and seeing to the needs and welfare of both the organisation and the employees. Manpower planning, recruitment, selection, compensation administration, development and presentation of training courses and the maintenance of employee records. Monitoring the performance of line and other staff departments to ensure that they conform to established HR policy, procedures and practices.

  1. Career Opportunities

Human Resources Management offers a rewarding career as organisations in both the private and public sectors are experiencing in increasing need for people in this field.  Position on entry-level: Job analyst, Recruitment Officer, HR Trainee, Assistant HR Officer, ETD Practitioner, and Employment Relations Officer.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department

Department: Human Resources Management

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016) 950-6872; Fax to e-mail: 086 614 1322 e-mail: rochelle@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

Admission and Financial Enquiries may be addressed to:

Faculty Admin Officer

Deputy Registrar: Enrolment

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016) 950-9360; e-mail: marian@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

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