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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
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Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
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Study Human Resource Management

Are you searching for a qualification that will allow you to become a human resource management practitioner?

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to commence a career as an effective and successful practitioner in human resource management.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - enjoy our flexible learning options, choose from online, face-to-face or a combination of both. Blend learning and intensively taught courses to support your flexible learning pathway.
  • Become an expert HR Professional - you’ll graduate with high-level human resource management skills positioning you at the forefront of the professional skills and knowledge needed by industry.
  • Study at NUspace - NUspace, located in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.
  • Future pathways - once you have completed the Graduate Certificate in HRM, you may also apply for the Master of Human Resource Management and seek credit for the four courses you have already completedThe Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) has accredited the MHRM program. MHRM graduates can further seek professional certification from AHRI upon completion of one additional course with the AHRI.

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World top 175 ? for business and economics
Top 5 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management focuses on developing an understanding of human resource management and behaviour in organisations. You will also learn about the context in which organisations operate and the challenges that Human Resource Management professionals face in balancing competing interests.

Our four course Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) can be completed over one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.

Career

Career opportunities

If you are interested in a role in Human Resource Management, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program will give you the edge you need. The program will provide you with knowledge in the field and simultaneously build your skills in addressing workplace challenges, and developing and managing people.

This certificate will provide a springboard for appointment to roles such as:

  • Human Resources Officer/Advisor
  • Union Official or Employer Organisation Advisor
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Graduate Recruitment Consultant

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing, or social science; + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years relevant organisational experience.

Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study in Australia

Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.