This course will enable students to gain an understanding of the role and practice of human resource management professionals, including knowledge of contemporary theories in the human resource field, and development of practitioner skills. Graduates will have a critical appreciation of the role of human resource management with a focus on human resource management theory, professional development, the functional and strategic roles of human resources including recruitment and selection, and performance management.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management course, a student must:
- hold a bachelors degree in a related discipline from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale), or
- hold a non-related bachelors degree from a recognised university (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) plus a minimum of two years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a related field, or
- hold a Graduate Certificate in Business  or  (having completed the study pathway for Human Resource Management) from Griffith University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale).
- applicants who do not have an academic qualification must have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a related field.
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Griffith University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you must complete the 4 units in the course structure.
Note: the grade of Pass Conceded will not be awarded for any units in this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. For further information please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Off Campus & Assignment Handling Services at Griffith University.
Registering in this Course
OUA students should notify Griffith of their intention to graduate with the award of Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management in the final year of their studies. Please complete the Graduation Form and send it to Off Campus & Assignment Handling Services, Griffith University, Logan Campus, Meadowbrook, Qld. 4131.
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