The Graduate Certificate has been designed by senior academics in the field of HRM, HR Analytics, and data analytics, who have researched, taught and published extensively in their areas of expertise. You will be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields.
Over one or more semesters, depending on your study load, you will complete four subjects: Foundations of People Analytics, Business Analytics, People and Organization and Professional Human Resource Management Practices.
Foundations of People Analytics
The use of predictive statistics and machine learning is transforming how we manage people in organisations. In this subject you will analyse the context, opportunities, methods, risks, and ethical challenges that this transformation presents. You will learn how different analytic strategies, qualitative and more frequently quantitative, can inform decision making on various dimensions of people management, including recruitment, retention, performance, voice and equity. You will be able to explain the value of people analytics in delivering mutual gains for employees, organisations, and their stakeholders.
This subject introduces you to the concepts, fundamentals and tools of business analytics. You will critically examine how data can be used to drive decision-making through statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modelling and fact-based management. You will also develop, evaluate and analyse core analytic techniques and skills that are frequently applied in business.
People and Organization
In this subject you will explore human behaviour in a work context by considering the interaction between the people, individuals and teams, within and toward organisations. You will develop your abilities to evaluate individuals in relation to employee motivations, engagement, influence, power, well-being, and ethics, as well as issues of cross-cultural collaboration, conflict management, negotiation and communication within teams. The study of individuals and teams provide insights into the complex issues of organisational structure, culture, politics and performance management. This multi-level exploration will enable you to apply theory to contemporary issues, practices and systems to inform human resource management and organisational performance.
Professional Human Resource Management Practices
This subject examines human resource management practices from employee and employer perspectives. You will learn what an effective HR practitioner has in their professional toolkit, and how a professional develops over time. You will apply and evaluate a selected group of skills to contribute to your development as a reflective practitioner. You will explore some of the behaviours and skills frameworks around the world that describe expert practitioners: being able to make informed decisions, communicate effectively, maintain personal credibility, and be able to be curious, culturally aware, ethical, collaborative, decisive, and focused on results.