- Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 12 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Become a human resource management professional, able to design solutions for a range of workplace HR issues.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
In this course you will develop a broad understanding of human resource (HR) management theories and functions. You will explore the contribution of HR management towards organisation effectiveness and efficiency.
You’ll study the fundamental principles underpinning management theory and explore the associated practices in contemporary organisations. The future of management will be considered in light of poignant 21st century issues such as globalisation, corporate social responsibility and change management.
Industrial relations in Australia will also be explored, considering the roles of the parties: the tribunals, the state, unions and management. You’ll study collective and enterprise bargaining, negotiation, industrial action and conflict. Throughout the course you will also examine communication theories and processes used to successfully communicate in organisational settings.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Human resources management is an evolving and dynamic field. In these courses you will acquire the specific skills and relevant industry knowledge to become an HR Generalist or HR Specialist.
- Our courses are internationally recognised, and accredited in Australia through the Australian Human Resources Institute.
- Our staff are highly qualified and knowledgeable with expertise in dedicated areas of business research. They have extensive work experience in various industries to ensure the delivery and application of the latest theories and trends in this expansive field of study.
This course meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Graduates generally find employment focusing on human resource management activities in the intermediary managerial level.
What you'll learn
- synthesise relevant theories, concepts and techniques and apply them to designing solutions to a range of workplace-based human resource and management issues
- critically evaluate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relating to human resource management functions; assess contextual variables in determining which models and theories best inform possible solutions to human resources problems
- gather and evaluate credible information from multiple sources to make supported judgments and decisions about human resources issues
- employ empathetic and effective communication practices relevant to diverse audiences and human resource management contexts
- use relevant technologies, recognising their benefits and limitations when applied to human resource management functions and activities
- build personal and professional knowledge that advances goals and professional outcomes
- describe how human resource and industrial relations practices in developing countries differ from those found in developed countries
- critically evaluate and model the contribution cultural diversity can make to improving business and professional practice
- demonstrate ethical practice, professional integrity and emerging leadership skills when working within a team and independently
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than Human Resources, or at least 5 years' relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$15,000*|
|Total indicative course fee||$15,000*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$15,000*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
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- Curtin course code: GC-HUMRES
- CRICOS code: 018029F
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020