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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

GC-HUMRES

TAUGHT BY: School of Management

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

12months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

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.

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

Why study Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

  • 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.

Professional recognition

This course meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Career information

Graduates generally find employment focusing on human resource management activities in the intermediary managerial level.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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.

Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$13,500*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $14,700*
Total indicative course fee $14,700*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-HUMRES
  • CRICOS code: 018029F
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018