Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management at UNE?

The Graduate Certificate provides graduates with fundamental knowledge about human resource management (HRM). It has been designed to meet the needs of those people wanting to become successful human resource professionals, as well as those who are responsible for managing people and who are concerned with designing, implementing and maintaining innovative HRM practices within their workplaces. The units making up the Graduate Certificate provide students with the opportunity to apply current theory relevant to HRM to their workplace through work-based assessment activities. The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Career Opportunities

Manager, Human Resource Professional

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertHRM
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
Intensive Schools

Optional weekend schools are available for some units.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above and have at least two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or

(b) have at least five years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience*; and

(c) all applicants must submit two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead), plus a resume.

*Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 12 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by UNE and approved for the course.

This may include 6 credit points on the basis of completed formal professional development and or training.

Academic Colours

Spectrum Orange (BCC 57)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above and have at least two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; or
(b) have at least five years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience*; and
(c) all applicants must submit two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead) plus a resume.

*Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 12 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by UNE and approved for the course. This may include 6 credit points on the basis of completed formal professional development and/or training.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points with at least 18 credit points at 400-level and not more than 6 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 12 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed for those in managerial positions, or for human resource practitioners or those who wish to enter the profession. In today's increasingly complex work environment, human resource management professionals play a critical role in providing value add to the organisation and contributing to the achievement of the organisation's strategic objectives. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management equips students with the skills necessary to help identify, recruit, train, develop and reward employees, thereby contributing to overall business success. The course will enable students to attain the theoretical knowledge, problem solving and analytical skills, and practical experience needed to be an effective human resource practitioner or manager more broadly. A blended learning model is used to enable students to interact with the unit coordinators and each other, creating a collaborative community of learning.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialist knowledge of contemporary human resource management theory and practice to be an effective HR professional and promote sustainable business in a globalised economy;
  2. utilise specialist cognitive and communication skills, tools and digtial technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. apply well-developed creative thinking skills and critical judgement to analyse complex human resource and business related problems and synthesise materials from a variety of sources in identifying possible solutions;
  4. identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex human resource and business related issues;
  5. critically evaluate and demonstrate specialist judgement in formulating responses to complex social, cultural and ethical issues in a range of organisational contexts;
  6. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to develop new insights into professional practice; and
  7. illustrate well-developed skills in working autonomously and with others to generate solutions, including the ability to collaborate in a range of contexts to achieve individual and common goals.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an advanced and integrated knowledge of key business and management theory and critically apply knowledge at an advanced level in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and will be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, workplace learning by analysing and applying theory to their own workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use advanced cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to critically analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and critically apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage critical analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

How to Apply

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International Students

International students apply directly to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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