Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management

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Edith Cowan University Online
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Six months part-time

  • Start Date

    Study intakes: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept & Nov

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Training Manager | Employee Relations Manager | Workplace Relations Officer | Human Resource Advisor | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Accelerate your career with the sought-after skills built in this online Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management course from Edith Cowan University. 

    Designed for students with no prior academic experience in human resources, this 100% online course provides the core skills and knowledge required to qualify in HR and grow an exciting career. This qualification is designed and delivered by industry-connected academics, and is closely aligned with the changing needs of today's business world.

    Across three subjects, you'll learn the fundamentals of the human resources profession, how to manage people and organisations, and how to skillfully manage employee relations. This course puts graduates in a position to work in human resources, employee relations, recruitment, training, and people and culture roles after course completion — or helps people working in this field formalise existing experience with a recognised academic qualification. 

    Delivered entirely online, this part-time degree is flexible, to suit your circumstances. Your online learning is supported by Edith Cowan University's dedicated team of Student Success Advisors — helping you feel supported and connected, no matter where you are. 

    If you're looking for a rewarding professional career working directly with people, or want the theoretical framework to support your existing experience, this qualification is your next career step.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Have any bachelor's degree; OR
    • Have equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

    Applicants must also meet minimum English language requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this human resources course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Managing people and organisations
    • Human resource management fundamentals
    • Managing employee relations
  • Why Edith Cowan University Online?

    Edith Cowan University is consistently rated in the top Australian universities for student experience and teaching quality and ranked #9 in the world for quality education in 2020.

    Accessible, Flexible and Accelerated: Study anywhere, anytime with our flexible online format delivered in accelerated mode, allowing you to earn your degree and put your skills into practice sooner.

    Fully Supported: Be supported throughout your study journey by a personal Student Success Advisor and online learning community of like-minded students and friendly, accessible staff.

    Job-Ready Skills, Relevant to Industry: Gain a wide range of skills, identified and designed by industry experts, to meet the complex and evolving needs of the industry. Our accelerated program means you graduate and put your skills into practice sooner than traditional part-time study options.

    Edith Cowan University provides ongoing support to all students enrolled in online courses that encourages them to reach their potential.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management from Edith Cowan University.

    This degree will equip you with the skills and experience required to enter the human resources profession. You may choose to seek employment as a Human Resources Officer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Training Manager, Employee Relations Officer, Human Resources Policy Officer, or Diversity and Inclusion Advisor. Depending on your role, you many be responsible for aligning employees' goals with overall business strategies, recruiting and supporting talented staff, and contributing to a thriving and supportive workplace culture.

    According to Seek, the yearly average salary of a human resources advisor in Australia is approximately $80,000. This qualification will help you enter this exciting industry and grow your career opportunities.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Manager, Team Leader, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Office Manager, Store Manager, Sales Manager, Project Manager, Supervisor.

  • Let's talk price

    The full cost of this course is $12,390.

    Government FEE-HELP is available to eligible students, to help with some or all of your tuition fees.

    Enquire for more information about payment options.


    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 $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have any bachelor's degree; OR
  • Have equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Applicants must also meet minimum English language requirements.


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