Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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Accelerate your HR career

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$4,200 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$4,200 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

You will develop a critical awareness of these legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges and their implications for effective and successful HR strategy, operations, processes and decision-making.

We equip you with the formal qualification and specialised skills to manage and grow your organisation, as well as your career. With the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management also provides an excellent pathway to Master degree level.

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Advance your knowledge of contemporary HR practice

Our Graduate Certificate in HR Management gives you the skills to tackle common problems in the management of people in varying legal and cultural contexts.

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A world-class HR qualification

Gain globally-applicable skills to lead workplace culture and engage with stakeholders at all levels.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management gives you the tools to take on all business challenges and handle the expectations of the ever-changing world of HR.

 

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Developed by industry specialists with hands-on experience, this program will grow your career in Human Resources.

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Study on campus

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Gain HR knowledge on a global scale

This course will provide a conceptual foundation of the key issues of human resource management (HRM), from which you may progress to more specific areas of interest in the HRM field. Specifically, it provides you with a solid theoretical, practical and holistic understanding of HRM strategies, processes and practices in contemporary organisations.

You’ll analyse the HR problems in the workplace and generate potential solutions, and also further develop research, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills.

You will develop a critical awareness of these legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges and their implications for effective and successful HR strategy, operations, processes and decision-making. With the added convenience of being intensive and completely online, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides an excellent pathway to the Master's degree.

Management practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work-integrated learning components of this program. Through the involvement of advisory boards, the links with industry standards and practices are also reflected.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the conceptual foundations of HRM;
  • Examine the strategic significance and purpose of HRM activities and roles within an organisation;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different HRM models and frameworks; and
  • Identify and discuss the ethical and governance implications of emerging issues in HRM.

100% online, this leading industry program is designed to work around your lifestyle.

A hands-on approach allows you to apply new knowledge to your work from day one.

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

The driving force behind our human resources program is the industry connections that inform the design and delivery.

Not only will you be learning from renowned academics, you can be confident that the quality and relevance of our program has the backing of an advisory board of notable industry leaders.

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

The program course includes:

  • Key concepts in Human Resources Management
  • Professional Human Resource Management Practices
  • People and Organisations
  • Employment Law

Career

The HR industry in Australia has grown substantially in the last decade as organisations across all sectors recognise the critical nature of HR management to meet company objectives.

But the fact is that the HR sector is under continual change as it responds to the business environment, and professionals need to keep on top of current learnings to stay ahead of the pack.

The great news is that with the right skills, you can work in a range of industry sectors where your skills in contemporary business and HR practice, operational leadership, problem-solving, cross-cultural awareness and persuasive communication are required for the strategic management of people in a global context.

Roles might include diversity management, occupational health and safety, training and development, industrial relations roles as well as HR practice.

The RMIT online Graduate Certificate of Human Resources is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Eligible graduates can also enter the AHRI Practising Certification Program.

Admissions

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have five years of work experience.

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have five years of work experience.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at masters level.

The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the Master's degree for some students.

Fees

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,200 per 12 credit point course
  • Total AU$16,800 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,200 per 12 credit point course
  • Total AU$16,800 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.