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    100% ONLINE
    Advanced Diploma
    in People Performance
    20 Month Programme: 120 credits
    Fees Per Credit - 2019: ± R 327
    Module Fees Are Revised Annually

Advanced Diploma in People Performance Management

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 furthermore prepares students for postgraduate study in human resource management at either Postgraduate Diploma or Honours degree level.

Admission Requirements: 

A minimum average of 65% in a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management.


Applicants with a minimum average of 65% in any other business related Diploma or Degree at a minimum of NQF level 6 will be considered, if they have a relevant HR work experience (minimum 5 years HR 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 980 364 (toll-free)

Reasons To Enrol In A UJ Online Programme

Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigour of a traditional programme, made accessible online.

No Travel Required

6 Start Dates Per Year

Pay Per Module

100% Online Programmes 

Full Academic Support

Work And Learn


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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are exposed to foundational concepts of remuneration and 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.
Students are exposed to the context of HRD and 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.
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.
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.
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.
This module aims to equip the student with the understanding and knowledge applicable to the field 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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