Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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  • Awarded by

    UNSW Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; complete in as little as 8 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Human Resources Manager | Human Resources Administrator | Employee Relations Manager | Human Resource Advisor | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    This Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online is tailored for ambitious HR professionals aspiring to shape and influence workplace culture with practical expertise in contemporary Human Resource Management. This program is designed to impart the skills needed to drive effective HRM solutions through innovative frameworks, fostering stakeholder management capabilities that are highly sought after by employers or clients.

    The courses are conveniently delivered in a fully online format, structured in seven-week blocks, including O-week. This format allows for a swift completion, enabling graduates to attain the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management in as little as eight months. Successful completion, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65, not only confers the Graduate Certificate but also establishes a pathway for articulation into the Master of Human Resource Management. Within the master's program, individuals have the option to specialise in Human Resource Analytics, Leadership and Organisational Development, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course, you'll need:

    • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
    • 3 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to human resources or business; AND
    • To be proficient in the English language.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online, you will cover the following subjects:

    Core courses

    • Human Resource Policies and Practices

    Elective courses (choose three electives from the following below courses)

    Human Resource Management elective courses

    • Human Resource Strategies
    • Introduction to Employment Law
    • Managing People and Organisation

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion elective courses

    • Employee Wellbeing and Engagement
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Sustainability and Human Resources

    Leadership and Organisational Development elective courses

    • Leadership Development 
    • Organisational Development 

    Human Resource Analytics elective courses

    • Human Resource Analytics#
    • Human Resource Information Systems 
    • Introductory Data Analysis

    Further elective courses

    • Attracting, Evaluating and Retaining Talent 
    • Change Management 
    • Managing Pay and Performance 
    • Managing Yourself and Others 
  • Why UNSW Online?

    Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader.  

    UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals. 

    Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime. 

    Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working full-time. 

    Designed by Industry for Industry. 

    The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.

    Student Admissions Advisors:

    Investing in the right program for you is important to us and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to assist you with all your program and enrolment queries.

    Student Success Advisors:

    Studying online does not mean studying alone. We are here to help you make your difference. Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor (SSA), who is committed to assisting you at every stage, from enrolment through to graduation. Your SSA is on hand to help with all non-academic queries by phone or email.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online. The course will have given you all the knowledge and skills you need to engage with more senior HR roles across any sector.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential human resources career outcomes include: Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Payroll Officer, Change Manager, Work Health & Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health & Safety Assistant.

  • Let's talk price

    Please enquire for total course costs.

    The total indicative cost of completing your course depends on the elective subjects you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees.

    Eligible students may be able to apply for a government loan scheme, FEE-HELP.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To do this course, you'll need:

  • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to human resources or business; AND
  • To be proficient in the English language.


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