Course Summary

Course Name:
N5 Human Resource Management
Certification Type:
Course Level:

N5 Human Resource Management: National Certificate

Would you like to manage, inspire and bring out the best out of people who you work with? If helping people be the best they can be sounds good to you, then please read on. The N5 Human Resource Management Certificate is the second course in our Human Resource Management programme. It is one of three certificates. This together with 18 months of practical experience will award you a fully accredited national diploma. Subjects such as Labour Relations and Personnel Training are taught in this course.

Course Information:


National Certificate: N5 Resource Management

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


There are three in-house open book assignments (which you can complete at home) and a 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:

DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 05 

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management N4

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

Human Resource Management N5

  • Personnel Management N5
  • Personnel Training N5
  • Labour Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5 or Computer Practice N4


After all the hard-work, dedication and the passing of your assignments and exams, you will experience the thrill of receiving the National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management.  This qualification is given by the DHET.

Career Paths In Human Resources

  • Labour relations
  • Compensation/ benefit analyst
  • Human resources information systems
  • Training and development

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

The DHET takes the struggle of job hunting out of your hands by providing you with a service (free of charge) that puts you in contact with employers who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL).  

When Can 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. Text us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892