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IIE Human Resources Management - Distance (Online)

Human Resource Management is an important function in any organisation because, without people, organisations cannot operate and without competent people, organisations cannot achieve competitive advantage in the market. The knowledge gained in this Short Learning Programme is an essential foundation for any management or entrepreneurial programme because it focuses on the management of people. For those students specialising in Human Resource Management, this module is the first stage in understanding the principles, processes and procedures that underlie human resource management.


Students should meet the following requirements:

  • Be proficient in English.
  • Preferably have three to four years work experience.
  • Must be able to engage in self-directed study.

The IIE Human Resource Management programme is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Students enrolled for the SLP can submit an application for an academic credit upon completion, to be exempt from the equivalent full qualification module when registering for:

  • The IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices (exception from Human Resource Management, HURM5112w)*

*Important note: Entrance requirements apply. Please speak to a consultant for more details. Content changes may occur

All SLPs available through The IIE'S Varsity College Part-time Studies have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE full qualifications available through Varsity College which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Before registration students must ensure that the programme selected best suits their individual learning and workplace objectives.


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At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the course of this Honours degree.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.


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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 Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” 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