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Programme Overview

The Certificate in HR Fundmentals has been designed to take you through the core areas of HR for the beginning of your HR Career. It involvesattending workshops, watching videos and then completing online modules, assignments and assessments.


Who should attend?

You’ll benefit most from the Certificate in HR Fundamentals if you are:

Are studying HR or Business and want to prepare for your first HR role

 Are new to an HR role and want to make sure you know everything you should

In a role where you have HR responsibilities and want to learn the fundamentals


What will you finish with?

The Certificate in HR Fundamentals is different from tertiary study as we cover real life, rather than just covering theory. It’s full of practical suggestions and ideas to use. You’ll work through online modules, with real case studies and assessments to test you are applying what we’ve covered. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.


Apply for a place

The programme investment is NZ$1,250

Just complete the online application to enrol.

You can choose which order you want to complete the modules.

Certificate

in HR Fundamentals

Essential Employment Law workshop


To start the Certificate you’ll complete our Essential Employment Law workshop, which covers 13 pieces of legislation and how they really apply in the workplace.


This workshop runs in Wellington and Auckland, and we also have an online version.


Following the workshop you’ll need to complete an Employment Law assessment and get 70% to pass.



Clever

Communications


Fundamental to your HR career, is knowing different communication styles, and how to adapt and engage managers and employees.

This module takes you through:



 

The on the job assignment involves reviewing an existing system and making changes.

 



The modules you’ll complete

Induction and On-boarding


Managing induction and on-boarding processes can often fall into an HR Coordinators role. Getting it right is essential for making sure new employees get up to speed quickly. This module covers:

The on the job assignment involves preparing a recommendation for induction and on-boarding for a case study.

 



Recruitment and

Selection


At the start of your HR career you are often responsible for advertising roles, helping shortlist and manage vacancies. This module covers:


The on the job assignment involves managing a case study of a vacancy and anticipating the issues that may occur.



Offering Employment


In HR Administrator or Coordinator roles, you are often responsible for managing the operational processes around offering employment. This module takes you through:


The on the job assignment involves reviewing some real case studies and advising on how to resolve the issues that have occurred.

Employee

Experience Essentials



While the start of your HR career might be quite operational, you’re often administering the different elements that make up your company employee experience. So you need to do this effectively.

You’ll finish this module with:


The on the job assignment involves analysing key HR data and solving what the real issue is happening in the case study.


Establishing Yourself


It’s hard early in your career. You’ve learned theory at university but don’t have any experience applying it. This makes it hard to have credibility with your HR team and with people managers. This module will help you work out how to establish yourself including:


The on the job assignment involves coming up with solutions to each of the challenges we set out.

 



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