Course Summary

Course Name:
N4 Human Resource Management
Certification Type:
Course Level:

N4 Human Resource Management: National Certificate

This is the first course in the Human Resource Management programme and also the start of your journey to an accredited HR qualification. Within this course you will learn the basics of how to work with a company’s best asset: it’s people!

Following the completion of this course, you will have obtained a fully accredited National Certificate. 

Course Subjects 

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 
  • Personnel Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4 or Introductory Computer Practice N

Course Information:


National Certificate: N4 Human Resources Management

Accreditation:The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


Three open book assignments.

One final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Award type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

The DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF)  level 04 

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

Matric Certificate

Get Practical Work Experience

Complete your 6 months practical work experience by taking advantage of the free service from the DHET. This service matches your profile with companies who are willing to offer you work based experience!

Human Resource Careers

There are a number of careers to explore! Take a look at a few of them below: 

  • Human Resource Manager 
  • Recruiter 
  • Human Resource Administrator 
  • Human Resource Consultant 

How do I get Started?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us  toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Chat to us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892

Last Updated: August 4, 2020