Where To Study Human Resource Management Courses

Where to Take Courses in Human Resource Management

Human resource management is the profession for you if you appreciate helping others and interacting with people. These tertiary universities provide courses in human resource management.

Human Resource Management is defined as the process of employing individuals, providing them with training, compensating them, developing policies within the workplace, and developing strategies to retain employees.

There are many tertiary institutions that offer Human Resource (HR) courses. Here are a few of the institutions students can apply to in South Africa.

Boston City Campus

Boston City Campus provides a number of HR qualifications which equip students with all the knowledge and skills they need to make the most of their futures.

The following HR courses are available:

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice
  • Higher Certificate in Commerce in Human Resource Management

Visit the Boston City Campus website to find out more.


MANCOSA offers a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resource Management. The degree prepares students for the challenges that will come with the career and equips them with the skills to handle the complexities of the profession.

Both practical and theoretical modules are incorporated into the degree.

Find more information on the MANCOSA website.

Rosebank College

Rosebank College offers both a Diploma in Human Resource Practice Management and a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices, both fall under the Faculty of Commerce. The Diploma trains students to think and act strategically, professionally and ethically and thereby to make a responsible, meaningful contribution to the human resource management industry.

While the Higher Certificate develops solid administration skills, patience and people skills. Students will be able to administer and conduct various human resource functions including payroll administration.

Varsity College

At Varsity College, the School of Management offers a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices. This is a part-time course which is done online.

Students studying the IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer and conduct HR functions. Once students have graduated from the institution they will be equipped with the relevant legal and statutory requirements.

Visit Varsity College’s website for more information.


HR qualifications are available at several universities in South Africa. These include the following:

  • Unisa
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of Pretoria
  • Wits
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • North-West University

Those with an eye for detail, interested in everything to do with human resources, have excellent people skills and enjoy hard work, may pursue a career in human resources.

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