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- Graduate Diploma in Human Resources
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year 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.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
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 will also study a range of specialist HR topics, such as learning and development, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, industrial relations and international HR management.
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.
Depending upon the major area of study chosen, you may be eligible for membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Upon graduation, you will be well-placed to seek 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 the strengths and weaknesses of various conceptual models relating to human resource management functions; assess contextual variables in determining which models and theories best inform possible solutions to human resources problems
- find, assess and synthesise disparate information from multiple sources to make supported judgments and decisions about HR issues.
- explain and model effective and empathetic communication practices relevant to diverse audiences and human resource management contexts
- describe and apply various technologies, recognising their benefits and limitations when applied to human resource management functions and activities.
- demonstrate initiative in finding new information; apply adult learning principles to their own and others personal and professional development
- compare and contrast international and domestic human resource management practices and industrial relations contexts; describe how human resource 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 leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently.
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a field of study other than Human Resources, or a Graduate Certificate of Human Resources from a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
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|
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
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.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: GD-HUMRES
- CRICOS code: 051619J
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019