Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management
Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management Course
1 Year
120 Credits
Accredited by CHE and Registered by DHET

Work is central to human life, and most working activities are typically performed in the context of organisations. All organisations are made up of people who work and interact to achieve the organization's goals (and to make a living for themselves, of course).

Decision-making about people and how human talent is leveraged is vitally important to the success of any organisation. This realisation has led to the increased recognition of the centrality that HRM and sound people management practices play in creating a competitive advantage and supporting organisational performance.

6 Formative Assignments (one after each module)
6 Summative Assignments (one after each module)
1 Research Project
Panel Interview

  • An appropriate NQF 6 three-year diploma in a business or HR related field. 
  • An accredited bachelor’s degree.
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Programme Structure

The Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management is delivered through e-learning.

This programme consists of seven (7) compulsory modules that must be completed within one year. 

Modules 1 to 6 are assessed through a formative assessment as well as a summative assessment:


  • Module 1: Advanced Human Resource Management;
  • Module 2: Advanced Strategic Human Resource Management;
  • Module 3: Advanced Labour Relations;
  • Module 4: Ethics and Social Responsibility;
  • Module 5: Advanced Leadership;
  • Module 6: Performance Management and Employee Development;
  • Module 7: Research Methodology.
The Research Project

The research project teaches you the fundamentals to answer a research problem. The research project forms part of the subject of Research Methodology. The research project consists of a research proposal and research report.

Why study this programme?

The programme provides entry-level vocational or professional preparation or specialisation for bachelor’s degree graduates. Additionally, this programme provides an articulation route for students who completed a Diploma in Human Resource Management at NQF level 6. This programme aligns with various NQF level 6 HRM Diploma qualifications to enable effortless progression into an area of specialisation in Human Resource Management.

Value of the programme.

There is a growing concern in South African organisations to integrate ethical behaviour into its organisational culture. The programme aims to develop ethical HR managers that value the importance of optimising human capital by focusing on the wellness component to enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of employees. This programme enables the qualifying student to acquire applied competencies in the field of HRM required for registration with the South African Board of People Practice (SABPP).

Career opportunities
  • An HR Manager;
  • HR Analyst;
  • HR Career Advisor Analyst;
  • HR Generalist;
  • HR Specialist;
  • Executive Human Resource Officer.
Mode of delivery

BMT College is an open distance education provider which allows you the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime, whilst also attending to your other responsibilities.


Our perfectly-structured e-learning mode of delivery lets you stay in close contact with your lecturer and fellow students.


Moreover, our state-of-the-art Virtual Campus will never let you feel isolated and out of touch with fellow students.

What can I study after this Diploma?

This Advanced Diploma gives you access to specialised bachelor's degrees. It will also give you access to Honours degrees or post-graduate studies on NQF level 8

Module 1
Advanced human resource management

This module provides an in-depth discussion of acquisition and preparations strategies for human resources to improve retention rates. The human resource recruitment process, internal and external recruiting and recruitment sources are discussed.  Employee wellness and safety practices are investigated. This module provides you with an advanced understanding of  wellness challenges and consequences. Wellness is presented from a health, self-development and growth perspective to enhance the organisational culture.

Module 2
Advanced Strategic human resource Management

This module discusses the human resource environment and processes managers use to create and shape the HR strategy. The purpose of this module is to enhance your understanding of the components that impact the competitiveness of organisations which affects the survival and growth strategy of organisations. The responsibilities of HR departments, the expectations managers have of HR including how HR can support organisations’ business strategies are investigated.

Module 3
Advanced Labour Relations

The purpose of this module is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the impact the environment has on the parties to the labour relations system, especially in a country undergoing a political and economic transformation. We explore the linkages between environmental factors such as economic, political and social factors that affect labour relations in South Africa.

Module 4
Ethics and social responsibility

The module provide you with an in-depth understanding of business ethics and social responsibility. In the first part of the module, business ethics is discussed as a subset of ethics focusing on decisions between right and wrong in the business environment. You will learn how responsibility can be seen as an ethical value. The module examines several popular beliefs that advocate a strict division between business and ethics. You will be empowered to analyse these beliefs and to establish if there are any value or truths to these beliefs.

Module 5
Advanced leadership

This module provides a strategic value chain approach to leadership. In this module, you are provided with an advanced understanding of leadership challenges, demands and requirements to engage constructively with stakeholders. The purpose of this module is to enhance your understanding of leadership requirements for different generations and cultures.

Module 6
Performance management and employee development

This module introduces you to performance management. Major challenges to performance management are discussed including the performance appraisal dilemmas. Various methods for appraising performance, common rater errors and their implications are also discussed.

Module 7
Research Methodology

The purpose of this module is to provide you with an opportunity to conduct research by gathering data and information from a variety of sources and putting the information together in a logical argument with the view to answer a specific research question. Upon completion of the project, you must be able to draw conclusions and provide limitations and recommendations by adding your own views and opinions in an ethical and responsible manner.

Plan 1

Debit order payment
R2890 X 14 months
  • 14 months easy and affordable payment plan
  • Interest and finance free debit order
  • Friendly and accessible lecturer support
  • User-friendly downloadable study guides
  • Unrestricted Virtual Campus access for active students
  • Electronic copies of all prescribed textbooks freely available (except for two textbooks)

Plan 2

Deposit or EFT
R3320 X 14 months
  • 14 months easy and affordable payment plan
  • Immediate Virtual Campus access
  • Friendly and accessible lecturer support
  • User-friendly downloadable study guides
  • Low interest added to EFT or monthly deposits

Once Off

Credit card or EFT
R40 460 full payment
  • Receive an exclusive branded gift
  • Immediate Virtual Campus access
  • Friendly and accessible lecturer support
  • User-friendly downloadable study guides
  • Immediate access to study material

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