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Advanced Diploma in People Performance Management at UJ

Advanced Diploma in People Performance Management at UJ: This programme offers a focused and applied specialisation in performance analytics, total remuneration and people management modules appropriate to the needs of South Africa and other emerging economies. The programme prepares students to operate at a specialist transactional level utilising tactical strategy in operational settings. Students would be enabled to interpret implications of HR decisions on organisational and employee performance and provide suggestions, recommendations and managerial implications on such matters.

The programme also prepares students for postgraduate study in human resource management at either Postgraduate Diploma or Honours Degree level.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy which is current at the time of the registration for this programme.

A minimum average of 60% in a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.

Applicants with a minimum average of 60% in any other business related Diploma or Degree at a minimum of NQF level 6 will be considered, if they have relevant HR work experience. (Minimum 5 years HR work experience).

Required documentation:

  • A certified academic record and a certified copy of highest qualification obtained.
  • An updated and detailed CV.
  • Proof of work experience.

The international equivalence of qualifications will be specified in the Prospectus.

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 233 723 (toll-free)

Technical requirements

We recommend the following in order to successfully complete your 100% online degree:

Basic computer skills:

  • Be able to operate your computer and perform common tasks.
  • Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents).
  • Be able to use a word processing program to create and edit documents.
  • Basic web-browsing skills.

Computer requirements:

  • Laptop or PC
  • A high-speed internet connection (3G, 4G, LTE, ADSL or Fibre)
  • E-book storage and reading
  • Study notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)
  • Video storage and playback
  • Video recording
  • Audio storage and playback
  • Audio recording
  • Web browsing
  • Document creation
  • Access to social networking

Module interruption and scheduled maintenance:

In the event of unexpected module interruption on the due date for an activity, the online facilitator will notify students of a new due date.

Modules & credits

Modules are undertaken over a seven-week period. The programme is split over two years and consists of compulsory modules and a minor dissertation.

Compulsory modules – 120 Credits

Human Resource Management (12 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the changing role of human resources as a foundation for the programme. Students will be exposed to philosophies of people management and competencies of the HR professional. Students will gain an understanding of strategic HRM and the link between HR and business from a partnering perspective. The new world of work will be explored.

Performance Management A  (12 Credits)

The purpose of the module is to expose students to the theory of organisational performance and performance management. Students will be exposed to the systemic approach of determining indicators for and aligning organisational goals to unit-level and individual goals.

Performance Management B (12 Credits)

The module provides students with an understanding of the performance appraisal process. Students are exposed to performance contracting and the employee experience. Students gain insights on identifying performance-related deficiencies and are able to provide solutions through a process of human performance improvement.

Human Resource Analytics A (12 Credits)

This module offers a theoretical understanding of human resource analytics, enabling students to recognise the strategic role of HR data in organisational decision making. Students will be equipped with the ability to analyse evidence-based data to generate solutions to people problems and the tools to communicate such findings.

Performance Analytics B (12 Credits)

This module enables students to use analytics to investigate performance and productivity at organisational, unit, functional and individual levels. The students will be able to use the findings to suggest innovations in organisational processes, enabling organisations to improve productivity.

Remuneration A (12 Credits)

Students are exposed to foundational concepts of remuneration and the module allows for the application of theory to the remuneration process from job description to pay structure. At an intermediate level students will constructively contribute to pay level, broad banding, and reward and recognition decisions. The module aids students in navigating organisational remuneration issues.

Managing Human Resource Development (12 Credits)

Students are exposed to the context of HRD and the module provides a theoretical understanding to matters relating to performance consulting and learner needs analysis. Contemporary issues surrounding HRD will be explored and cover concepts such as career management and performance, learning organisations and continuous professional development.

Employee Relations (12 Credits)

The module provides students with the ability to apply employee relations principles in performance and reward management. Students will review relevant legislation and case laws and will be able to facilitate dispute resolution.

Research Methodology (12 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the content and logic of a research proposal looking to address practical management problems, and to enable them to develop a proposal for their research projects.

Strategic Management (12 Credits)

This module aims to equip students with the understanding and knowledge applicable to the field of strategic management. With this knowledge and understanding, the student will be capable of selecting from a range of philosophies and techniques to execute and/or facilitate the management of strategy in collaboration with other key role players in the workplace

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