Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management

Postgraduate coursework

Undertake a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and extend your knowledge about the principles of the profession. Apply to study at Deakin.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management provides skills and knowledge in managing human resources and employment relations.  The course provides a foundation for those wanting to enter into the human resources field or those people wanting to upgrade their qualifications in human resource management.  Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate students will be eligible for admission into the Master of Human Resource Management.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Human Resources, students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
Year
2018 course information
Deakin code
M515
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

 

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Additional course information

Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

Course duration
- additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include online classes and seminars,  and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Work experience

This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
  • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)*

*Note: Must be at managerial level in HRM field 

 For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
Not applicable

The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

  • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
  • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.

* One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

FEE-HELP

You may be eligible for the Government's FEE-HELP scheme. This scheme covers your tuition fees and can help make studying significantly more affordable.

It's similar to HECS-HELP, but designed for full-fee place courses. It doesn't matter how much you earn, you may still be eligible for FEE-HELP.

Learn more about your FEE-HELP options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

Search or browse through our scholarships

Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management will provide you with skills and knowledge for a career in human resources, business, government or industry.

Professional recognition

AHRI Accreditation logoThe Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Graduates may be eligible for entry into the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) Program.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Graduate Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a contemporary body of knowledge in human resource management.
Communication Apply appropriate communication skills within the context of human resource management.
Digital literacy Use appropriate digital technologies to identify and disseminate complex information, concepts and theories in human resource management.
Critical thinking Analyse critically, evaluate and express sound judgement, ideas and reflection in relation to a range of management issues.
Problem solving Apply problem solving skills necessary to conceptualise and solve complex human resource issues in the workplace.
Self-management Operate successfully as an independent learner in an on-line learning environment
Teamwork Apply team working skills in addressing human resource issues in the contemporary workplace.
Global citizenship Identify and respond to authentic ethical and cultural issues faced by HR professionals in organisations.
   

 

Application information

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Entry pathways

This course provides a pathway into the Master of Human Resource Management (M782)

Further study options

M782 Master of Human Resource Management

Credit for prior learning

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Faculty contact information

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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