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Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years part time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,700* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service

Deakin course code M615

Not offered in Trimester 3

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management will give you business literacy skills that enable human resource practitioners to participate in management teams and project groups on the basis of a good general business understanding. The course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). In addition, the course aims to meet the needs of senior managers, whose duties require them to take on responsibilities in human resources development and management.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management you will have developed skills and knowledge to enhance your existing employment experience in the field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources and line management specialisations.

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Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management requires completion of 8 credit points comprising 7 credit points of core units and a 1 credit point elective unit. Students may also choose to exit early with a Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management (consisting of MMH701, MMH702, MMH703 and MMH704).

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Course structure

Core units

MMH701 Human Resource Strategy  

MMH702 Strategic Staffing  

MMH703 Developing People and Organisations  

MMH704 Performance Management and Reward  

MMH706 Advanced Human Resource Management  

MMH709 Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness  

MMH710 Rights and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management  


Elective units

plus 1 credit point from:

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  

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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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution, or completed AHRI Professional Diploma of Human Resources.

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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.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Further study

M782 Master of Human Resource Management


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