Human Resource Officer

Human Resource Officer

The UCO Human Resource Officer programme is specifically designed for those who wish to embark on a rewarding career in this field.  Human Resource Officers handle recruitment, career planning, labour relations and personnel administration.


Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to understand and apply the principles of personnel administration, identify training needs, understand the importance of good labour relations and correctly handle disputes.  Basic computer skills are also taught in this programme.


Human Resources Officers maintain the human resource records of an organisation’s employees. On a daily basis they record information and answer questions about and for employees. Human Resource Officers also prepare reports for Managers. Some Human Resource Officers are involved in hiring, explaining policies to staff, advertise vacancies, and interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of an organisation. Human Resource Officers work with remuneration figures or Payroll information.


Who should attend this course?

This Skills Development Programme is intended for:

  • Individuals who would like to specialise in Human Resources.


Future Possible Careers

  • Information Clerks
  • Stock Clerk
  • Bookkeeping
  • Auditing Clerks
  • Customer Service
  • Information Procedure Clerk
  • Order Clerk
  • Secretaries
  • Receptionists
  • HR Administrators
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Identification Clerks
  • Data-capturing Clerk






› The total number of Credits for this Qualification is 121.

› This is equivalent to 1210 Notional hours that need to be spent on this Qualification.

› This includes contact time, structured learning, workplace learning and self study (1 credit = 10 notional hours).

› More but not less time can be spent on this Qualification.

› None Formal requirements, but a Grade 12 Certificate is advisable.

› UCO is provisionally accredited by Umalusi, Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.


› All unit standard based courses are quality assured by one of the following Seta’s: MICT SETA, ETDP SETA or SERVICES SETA.


› Unit standard based courses will be followed by a SAQA Aligned Unit Standard ID number.


″Learners must be aware that Universal College also offers a few Provider Programs that are not unit standard aligned. The courses are quality assured by the provider.”

Provider Programmes
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Unit Standards


  • Plan a new venture
  • Functions of market mechanisms
  • Manage General Admin
  • Negotiate a deal in an authentic work situation
  • Plan and manage production in a new venture
  • Principles of pricing and costing
  • Finance a new venture
  • Manage finances of a new venture
  • HR level 1
  • HR level 2
  • HR level 3
  • Concepts of Information & Comm Tech
  • MS Word Basic
  • MS Excel Basic
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Understand and Use Outlook
  • Understand and Use the Internet
  • Written Communication
  • Manage Expenditure against a budget
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