The programme is designed to help the aspirant Personnel Officer meet the demands and challenges of this important function. Greater productivity is becoming increasingly dependent upon improved people performance. Proper selection, induction, training and communication are essential skills for HR personnel. This programme is suitable for newcomers to the field of human resources, as well as those who require knowledge of human resource practices.


Learners could pursue any of the following career fields:

  • Recruitment
  • Labour Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Human Resource generalist


Personnel Activities and Functions:
This module aims to educate the learner on aspects of human resources management and its application in the South African context. Important aspects of job analysis and design, various HR functions (recruitment and selection, placement and induction, performance management, compensation, motivation, leadership, and communication) are discussed in detail. The importance of HR planning, the consideration of group dynamics and information systems is explored.
The following outcomes will be achieved:
• Introduction to the personnel function
• Productivity and motivation
• Recruitment, selection and induction
• Assessment and improvement of performance
• Compensation, health and safety
• Dismissal, redundancy and retirement

This module aims to educate the learner on the critical aspects to consider in training and development within South African organisations. Various environmental factors are explored, as well as specific issues relevant to the SA training environment e.g. HIV/AIDS. The current legislation is explored, along with the requirements of the national skills strategy and its current importance in SA. Management aspects of the training function are discussed, along with the importance of administering training. Theoretical and practical aspects of the training cycle are investigated.
The following outcomes will be achieved:
• Introduction to training in South Africa
• Training legislation
• Adult learning principles, training cycle and needs analysis
• Evaluating a training course
• Training administration

Labour Relations:
This module aims to educate the learner on aspects of labour relations and labour law in South Africa.
Important aspects of labour law and dispute resolution, collective bargaining and industrial action are highlighted. Future prospects for labour relations in South Africa as well as labour relations and the individual employee and employer are also discussed in this module.
The following outcomes will be achieved:
• Introduction and definitions
• International development of labour relations
• Syndicate discussions on comparative studies of labour relations
• The development of labour relations in southern Africa
• The new Labour Relations Act and SA legislative structure
• Collective bargaining and principles of negotiation
• Labour relations at company level
• Preparation of a labour relations strategy for your company


  • Part-time
  • Brooklyn Short Programme*

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing


The programme duration is 4 Months and tuition is face-to-face. Each Brooklyn campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered 08:00- 12:00 on Saturdays. Please inquire at campus.


Knowledge, comprehension and application of English and Mathematics at Grade 11 or equivalent.


All books are included in the tuition fee.


There is no additional costs payable for this programme.


An integrated assessment approach, using both formative and summative methods of assessments, is used. Learners must be prepared to allocate additional time every week to complete research projects, assignments, tasks or tests as required.


On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive a Brooklyn Short Programme Certificate in Fundamentals of Human Resources.

*A Brooklyn Short Programme is a programme offered by Brooklyn and quality assured by the Brooklyn Academic Board


4 MonthsR 500R 700R 3 300
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