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Human Resources

Graduate Diploma

GD-HUMRES

Course
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources
CRICOS
051619J
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Design solutions for a range of workplace HR issues.

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Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

In this course, you will develop a broad understanding of human resource theories and functions. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources is nested within this course.

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.

Upon graduation, you will be well-placed to seek employment focusing on HR management activities in the intermediary managerial level. This course leads to the Master of Human Resources.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • 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.

Professional recognition

Career information

Careers

  • Human resource professional
  • Management consultant
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Training and development professional
  • Workplace relations advisor

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail
  • Services

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.

Entry 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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree in a field other than business, economics or commerce, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, or a graduate certificate (in an appropriate discipline), or significant professional experience.

Advanced standing

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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 $30,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $30,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,600*

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).

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.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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