Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$13,000 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||M515|
|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.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
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 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.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, 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.
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
|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.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014|
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.
|MMH701||Human Resource Strategy|
|MMH704||Performance Management and Reward|
|MMH709||Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness|
Entry requirements - general
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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience^
- Bachelor degree in a related discipline
- Graduate certificate and 5 years relevant work experience^
^ Relevant work experience: must be at a managerial level in the Human Resource Management field
Credit for prior learning - general
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.
How to apply
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
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 classes, seminars, practicals 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.