The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. A module at least of undergraduate level or above, in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments.

Duration of programme

  • Full-time: 1-year minimum, 2 years maximum
  • Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum

Contact details

Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email:

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