ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN Human Resources Management





1 Year





Quality Council

Council on Higher Education

Are you eager to become the voice behind the employees of an organisation and have a passion for team dynamics; and a flair for talent management? The Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management is the ideal programme to upgrade your Diploma to a recognised and accredited NQF level 7 qualification, preparing you for post graduate studies such as a Honours Degree or Post Graduate Diploma.

About the Human Resources Management Industry

There is currently, in South Africa, a critical shortage of competent and qualified Human Resources Managers. This shortage has become more evident since SAQA’s recognition of the official professional designations for human resource practitioners.

BMT College has developed the perfect Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management programme to upskill you. Futhermore, graduates will be able to apply for professional registration with the South African Board for Peoples Practice (SABPP) on completion of the programme as an Human Resource (HR) Professional. 

The objective of the programme is to develop HR leaders that add value to their organisations by functioning as:

  • Employee advocates;
  • Human capital developers;
  • Strategic partners by being business experts, change agents and knowledge managers; and
  • Being functional experts who can apply a thorough focus on critical business issues to achieve organisational objectives (Nel, Kirsten, Swanepoel, Erasmus, & Poisat, 2014).

This qualification is also designed to provide graduates with a multifaceted and profound understanding of current thinking, practice and advance theory in the HR management field.

Further Study Options*:

  • The graduate may use the Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management to gain access to an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or a Honours Degree.
  • The graduate may also present accumulated credits for entry into a cognate Bachelor’s Degree.
*Available for further study at various universities and colleges

Year 1

12 Months


This module discusses the human resource environment and processes managers use to create and shape the human resource strategy. The purpose of this module is to enhance the students’ understanding of the variables that impact on the competitiveness of organisations which ultimately affects the survival and growth strategy of organisations. The module discusses the responsibilities of HR departments, the expectations managers have of HR including how HR can support organisations’ business strategies. The importance of strategic human resource planning (SHRP), process of linking strategic planning with human resources and HR research method and metrics are discussed in detail. The module concludes with a discussion on the various research techniques.

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. Students are introduced to selection methods standards, and various types of selection methods. Finally, employee wellness and safety practices are discussed. This module provides students with an advanced understanding of employee wellness challenges and consequences of unhealthy environments. The wellness element is introduced from a health, self-development and growth perspective to enhance the organisational culture. This aim of this module is to enhance students’ understanding of the importance of employee health and safety practices to support organisational goals and objectives.

The purpose of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the impact the environment has on the parties to the labour relations system, especially in a country undergoing political and economic transformation. Students will explore the linkages between environmental factors such as economic, political and social factors that affect labour relations in South Africa. The module further provides an advanced understanding of labour relations and the dynamics of social dialogue at all levels and the various challenges that might arise from such dialogue.

This module provides a strategic value chain approach to leadership. This module provides students with an advanced understanding of leadership challenges, demands and requirements to engage constructively with stakeholders. This module’s purpose is to enhance students’ understanding of leadership requirements for different generations and cultures.

The purpose of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of business ethics and social responsibility. Business ethics is a subset of ethics that focuses on deciding between right and wrong in the business environment. Students 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. Students are empowered to analyse these beliefs and to establish if there are any value or truths to these beliefs. The macro, meso and micro economic dimensions are discussed in relation to ethical considerations, and the business case for business ethics are investigated. In the second part of the module, some theories (descriptive, prescriptive and meta-ethical) that underpin ethics in business are discussed. Students are introduced to the Rational Interaction for Moral Sensitivity (RIMS) process of handling both social and personal ethical dilemmas in the workplace. The module concludes with a chapter on ethical risk assessment. The qualifying learner must able to identify an ethical risk and conduct an ethical risk assessment.

The module introduces students to performance management. Major challenges to performance management are discussed including the performance appraisal dilemmas. Various methods for appraising performance, common rater errors and its implications are discussed. The module discussed the importance of HR development as a key factor in meeting strategic, business and operational goals. A systems approach to training and development is introduced, management development and the HR development strategy of South Africa is discussed. The module concludes with a chapter on retaining employees which includes managing compensation and benefits.

The purpose of this module is to provide students 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. Students must be able to draw conclusions and provide recommendations by adding own views and opinions in an ethical and responsible manner.


6 Formative Assignments after each subject

Summative Assignments after each subject

1 WIL (Work Integrated Learning Project) after all completed subjects

All students must attend a panel interview on completion of the programme.

Pricing and Payment Plans

Below pricing refers to BMT College’s fee schedule with it’s respective subjects and modules as displayed above.

Payment Plan 1

R2270 x 14

Debit Order Only

Payment Plan 2

R2610 x 14

Deposit / EFT

Full Payment

R31 780

Once Off