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Certificate in Human Resource Management

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






This course which examines current HR issues and practices will provide you with skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform as human resource personnel. It will prepare you to lead the strategic deployment of human capital in today’s corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. You will be introduced to the management of an organization's workforce through the design and implementation of effective human resources policies and procedures. If you are looking for a rewarding career that gives you flexibility to work in almost any industry across the world, human resources management certificate gives you the practical, usable skills you will need to embark on a new career. Choosing Human Resources Management certificate is choosing one of the best ways to ensure a career success.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Develop the knowledge, skills and concepts needed to resolve actual human resource management problems or issues

2. Manage the employment relationship, which is a shared responsibility between employers, management, human resources specialists, and employees. Investigate how HRM is responding to current business trends, opportunities, and challenges.

3. Identify the human resources needs of an organization or department.

4. Conduct a job analysis and produce a job description from the job analysis.

5. Evaluate the procedures and practices used for recruiting and selecting suitable employees

6. Assess training requirements and design a successful orientation and training program

7. Discuss workplace health and safety programs and the roles of the employer and the employee in enforcing health and safety policies and procedures

8. Explain the responsibilities of management, HRM specialists, managers, and employees in managing the employment relationship in a unionized or a non-unionized environment

Course Outline

Module 1: Need for Human Resources Management

Topic 1: Human Resources Management-Roles and Responsibilities

Topic 2: The Changing Role of HRM and Growing Professionalism within the HR Function

Topic 3: HRM Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

Topic 4: Legal issues in HRM

Module 2: Matching HR Needs and People

Topic 2: Job Design

Topic 2: Job Analysis

Topic 3: Human Resources Planning

Topic 4: Understanding a Shifting Labour Market

Module 3: Developing People

Topic 1: Employee Orientation and Socialization

Topic 2: Training and Development

Topic 3: Performance Management

Topic 4: HR's Role in Setting a Climate for People Development

Module 4: Compensation and Recognition

Topic 1: Employee Compensation

Topic 2: Incentives and Rewards

Topic 3: Employee Benefits and Services

Topic 4: Trends in Compensation and Benefits

Module 5: Recruitment and Selection

Topic 1: Recruitment Strategies

Topic 2: Processes for Selecting the Best Candidate

Topic 3: Legal Issues Related to Recruitment and Selection

Module 6: Developing a Healthy Work Environment and Effective Employee Relations

Topic 1: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - Creating a Safe Work Environment

Topic 2: The Human Rights Code - Establishing a Positive Work Environment

Topic 3: Foundations of Effective Employee Relations

Topic 4: Labour-Management Relations

Topic 5: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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