This three-year programme prepares you for a career in the management of human resources in organizations – something of which South Africa has a particular need. Among other things, you will learn to understand peoples’ behaviour, in particular in a working environment; to improve the working and living conditions of people; to understand the South African working environment and to identify career opportunities; to identify social problems; to communicate clearly and meaningfully with people; to undertake planning, recruitment and selection of human resources professionally and to deal with problems in labour relations.
A theoretical foundation is laid by the study of such fields as Industrial Psychology (e.g. Human Resource Development, Vocational Psychology, Individual, Group and Organizational Behaviour, Labour Relations, Ergonomics, etc.), Business Management, Social Work, Sociology, Public and Development Management, Economics, Political Science, and Value and Cultural Studies. The programme also focuses on practical applications such as visits, compulsory practical work and internships.
You will study the following subjects at the basic level: Industrial Psychology, Religion, Business Management, Statistical Methods, and Information Skills. In addition, you may choose one of the following four subjects: Social Work, Public and Development Management, Political Science or Political Sociology, as well as one of the following subjects: Afrikaans, English, Communication Skills or Basic Xhosa (or another African language). If an African language is not your home language, or if you do not have one as a Matric subject, you must choose Basic Xhosa from the list above. If your home language is Xhosa, or if you have it as a Matric subject, you must choose between Afrikaans and English Communication Skills. At the intermediary level, you will be taking Industrial Psychology, Religion, Economics and one of the following subjects: Public and Development Management, Political Science, Sociology or Social Work. At the advanced level, you will be taking Industrial Psychology and one of the following subjects: Religion, Public and Development Management, Political Science, Sociology or Social Work.
• Write the National Benchmark Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) Test
• For the National Senior Certificate an aggregate of at least 60% is required
• Home Language 4
• First Additional Language 3
• Mathematics 4
If Statistics 186 is taken as a university subject, then:
• Mathematics 5
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