Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management - 2018

Course summary

Course summary - 2018

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 4 units to complete

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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.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of existing and emerging approaches to HRM concerns, management of change and evaluation in diverse organisational contexts.


  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain, analyse and interpret data relevant to making evidence-based decisions in relation to HRM issues in diverse organisational contexts.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to exercise judgement under supervision to generate appropirate solutions for HRM issues in diverse organisational contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and consider relevant ethical, legal and social considerations in an impartial way for routine and evolving HRM issues and strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate diverse HRM concepts and processes in a broad set of personal and group contexts.


  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a broad and coherent knowledge of foundational HRM theories, concepts, practical principles and processes in diverse organisational local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply HRM knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations and in profession practice.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale),

  • have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:

  • A minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no score less than 19)
  • OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you must complete the 4 units in the course structure.

The maximum period for completing this program is 2 years.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Advanced Human Resource Development
EHR715 GRF - Sess 2 -
Advanced Recruitment and Selection
EHR716 GRF - Sess 2 -
Managing Performance and Rewards (Previously IRL150)
EHR705 GRF Sess 1 - -
Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
EHR701 GRF Sess 1 - -

Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions.

When you have completed your final session of study, OUA students should notify Griffith University of their intention to graduate with the award of Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Please contact Griffith (OUA) Services on

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001

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