Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
Bolster your HR experience and knowledge
Take the next step in a formal education in human resources management and leadership. Explore strategic connections between HR and the broader business environment. Manage change and align with your organisation. Work towards your Masters.
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ECU has been ranked one of the world’s best young universities and Australia’s best public university for teaching quality. That quality extends to more than 6,000 students studying online. ECU offers the same quality of teaching to you, regardless of where you’re studying in the world. Their flexible study solutions include a huge range of online courses, recognising your need to juggle work, family or other commitments.
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- Demonstrate advanced theoretical and specialized technical knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management.
- Demonstrate skills to critically analyze and evaluate information to generate and communicate successful solutions to complex problems in the context of Human Resource Management.
- Demonstrate the autonomous application of knowledge and skills to effect successful outcomes.
Potential career opportunities exist for graduates in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, recruitment, talent management, organisational development and more.
Possible future job titles: Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Advisor, Employment Relations Officer, Workplace Relations Advisor, Recruitment Consultant; Talent Manager, HR Officer, Talent Acquisition Health and Safety Coordinator
All applicants are required to have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a discipline other than Human Resource Management, or an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can be considered based on a minimum of five years relevant professional experience.
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Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
If you're applying for a course and have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call 'advanced standing'.
For more information and to apply please go to https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/advanced-standing
The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management forms the second stage in a three-stage suite of postgraduate Human Resource Management courses.
These courses consist of the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management and the Master of Human Resource Management. The Graduate Diploma builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Graduate Certificate and develops higher-level HRM capabilities and broader business understanding. This course focuses on the roles of HRM professionals in aligning HRM policies and practices with the strategic priorities of the organisation and in managing strategic change. The Graduate Diploma also develops students understanding of the work of line managers who play a key role in in executing the HRM function through converting HRM policy to practice.
Students are required to complete six units:
- MAN5730 HRM Fundamentals
- FBL5010 Managing People and Organisations
- MAN6708 Managing Employment Relations
- MAN6706 Developing Individuals, Leaders and Organisations
- MAN6720 Managing Change
- MAN6712 Connecting Strategy and HRM