Studying through online learning allows you the flexibility to upskill yourself and do other things such as work, it is worth mentioning that ebooks for those studying online IIE qualifications are included. We all know how expensive it can be to purchase study material, we have therefore included ebooks in your distance learning tuition fees.

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices is also offered through online learning. This IIE qualification aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer and conduct various human resource functions.


You can specialize in human resource management or work your way up to a human resource manager position. You could also specialize in payroll administration and management or work as a payroll manager.


On completion of this qualification, learners will have developed solid administration skills, patience, and people skills.



  • Human Resource Officer
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Human Resource Assistant

Online/Distance: This IIE qualification is available through IIE Distance Learning for individuals wanting to study and work. Speak to one of our student advisors for more information.


The IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on Level 5 (SAQA ID No:  91728). On successful completion, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.



The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 



To ensure that you get the most out of your online learning experience you will need a laptop or digital device with a sound card, a web cam and have access to the internet.  


The following is required to be considered for admission:

Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: HC pass with30% 
NC(V): HC pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none33.3% 
SC(a): HC pass withA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent for English.
Senate Discretionary Admissions
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as NBT: AQL results and have obtained a score of at least 37 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 37 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).
OQSF QualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 or N4-N6 qualifications or combination of N3 and SC subjects, or an NSC (FET Colleges) with N3 subjects may be admitted to Higher Certificate Studies.

Mature Age Exemption:

Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is e valuated by the South African Quali fications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies. 



Programme Type

Higher Certificate


  • Business Management 1B 
  • Digital and Academic Literacies 
  • Introduction to Quantitative Thinking and Techniques 
  • Office Management and Administration 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Industrial Relations 
  • Payroll Administration and Systems 
  • Work Integrated Learning 



  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.
  •  This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.
  • · The fees for all Online IIE qualifications include ebooks subject to terms and conditions.

  • Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//



NB: this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.”