Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 20,225 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
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. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides an introduction to the discipline of Human Resource Management. It is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex human resource management information to a variety of audiences
- Effective independent or collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to human resource management tasks
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to be able to justify sound human resource management solutions
- Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to human resource management and be proficient in their application
- Skills to apply relevant theories, principles and methodologies to research in human resource management
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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.
Minimum English language proficiency 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.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management requires the completion of 40 units, gained through the completion of three core courses each worth 10 units and one course from the directed course list worth 10 units. The program may be completed in one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
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This program replaces program 11040. Any students who wish to transfer to the new program should seek advice from the Progam Advisor at email@example.com. Students wishing to complete the existing program (11040) will be able to complete the program as all of the courses will still be offered.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete all core courses
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|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
Students must complete 10 units from the directed course list
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|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6042||Employment Relations||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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