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IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices - Distance (Online) - Now open for 2nd semester intake

Please note, not all programmes are available on all IIE Varsity College campuses. To find out if your programme of interest is available, contact the campus directly.

Human Resource Courses educate and qualify students to take up entry-level positions in human resource and payroll administration related jobs. The IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer and conduct various human resource functions including payroll administration, which meets the requirement of the relevant legal and statutory requirements.
Minimum
Admission
Requirements












English Notes
NSC: HC pass
with
30%
NC(V): HC
pass
40%
SC:
Endorsement
- none
33.3%
SC(a): HC
pass with
A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
International:
A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC Level 4 equivalence with at least 30% or
equivalent for English.

Senate
Discretionary
Admissions
Mature Age
Exemption
Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent,attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL)
Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
General Education
Development (GED) -
An USA qualification
developed by the
American Council on
Education (ACE)
Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence, as well as minimum score of 145 out of 200 for all 4 GED subjects.
OQSF QualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 or N4-N6 qualifications or combination of N3 and SC subjects, or an NSC (FET Colleges) with N3 subjects may be admitted to Higher Certificate Studies.


The IIE is internationally recognised and accredited by the BAC. The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and globally. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for this sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org

​You can specialize in Human Resource Management, or work your way up to a Human Resource Manager position. You could also specialize in Payroll Administration and Management or work as a Payroll Manager.

Informed by the principle of flexibility, a selection of modules will be offered each semester to accommodate a study journey to suit the personal needs of the student within the qualification progression rules. 

The IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resources and Practices consists of 10 modules. This is an 18 months part-time programme offered via the contact mode of delivery, please consult your student advisor for full qualification fee. 

The curriculum below is correct at the time of print. Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE's curriculum is annually reviewed thus changes may occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis.

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The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an International Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards. “The IIE is the only South African private higher education provider which carries the BAC accreditation at this time. Within the challenging context of higher education in our country, it is important that private higher education providers are able to confidently and competently offer options to potential students above and beyond those provided by the public universities and to do so by being able to present evidence of the international comparability of our standards,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education. The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.”