Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Are you an HR professional working towards a more senior role, or exploring your options for personal and professional development? This course will give you the advanced skills and insights you need to succeed.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

G1060

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

052856K
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Global top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 2

Top 20%

Ranked in the top 20% of universities in Australia for teaching quality. 3

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Overview

Across all businesses and industries, the one thing that makes an organisation stand out from others is the people behind it.

This coursework degree will allow you to plan and manage an organisation's teams to align with the organisation’s strategic goals and objectives. You’ll explore what fosters a productive and sustainable workplace culture, and apply the new technologies and innovative HR solutions you learn.

You’ll boost your HR expertise with new skills in talent management, performance management and people analytics.

9 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management at Murdoch

  • Use avatars and virtual reality (VR) to prepare you for real life HR experiences such as interviews, conflict resolution and more. We are the first university in Australia to introduce VR in this way.
  • We have received a 5-star rating for student support and learner engagement in our business and management programs.
    Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm, or on weekends.
  • Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys, and research as a postgraduate student.
  • Be taught by leading academics who have worked as consultants across many industries including healthcare, IT, aged care, banking, and education. You’ll also learn through industry guest lectures and work on real projects with industry.
  • Put theory into practice with professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program.
  • Have you already completed our Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management? The units you’ve completed will count towards this course, so you can graduate with a Graduate Diploma with just 8 more units.
  • Looking to continue on and complete a Master? Once you have completed the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management it will only take you 12 months to complete a Master of Human Resources Management.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • industrial relations and employment law
  • talent behaviour and management
  • human capital development
  • people analytics and decision-making.

Your career

By 2022, it’s expected there will be 89,000 new management jobs in Australia*. A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities.
*Source: Job Outlook WA Government 2019

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to.

Careers could include:

  • People and Culture Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Senior People Advisor
  • Human Resources Business Partner.

You’ll graduate with in-demand management skills, specialising in developing strategies to attract, retain, develop, engage and reward a capable workforce.

Professional recognition

This course has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee.

Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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