Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma) Degree

Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management

Study Deakin's postgrad course, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, and extend your knowledge about the principles of the profession.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode Cloud (online)

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

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.

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.

Minimum entry requirements

  • 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 

 

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. 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 you have.

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 that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

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.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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.

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 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin

Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

PDF Application form - 306 KB

Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

Entry pathways

Credit for prior learning

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

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