Organisations need to attract, select, motivate and develop people who ultimately engage in the core business of an organisation. Similarly they need to move on unproductive workers with a degree of integrity that respects the rights of individuals and relevant legal requirements. This is the function of managing human resources.
The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management (HRM) enables you to gain knowledge and skills in the field of human resources. You will develop skills and expertise in human resource management, industrial relations and management functions both in Australian and global contexts. The course is designed for professionals currently working in human resource management or related fields and who wish to gain professional qualifications in HRM. The course also caters for early career professionals from other disciplines who would like to develop HRM skills.
The Graduate Diploma provides a pathway into the Master of Human Resource Management.
Human resource professionals work in almost all large organisations. Employment opportunities include specialist positions in employee recruitment and selection, training and development, strategic planning and performance management in middle or top management positions in industry, commerce or government.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradDipHRM|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.
Advanced Standing (Credit for Prior Learning):
Students may be eligible for exemptions of up to 24 credit points for previously completed graduate certificate level studies in human resource management or an honours degree in human resource management.
|Interim Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management|
|Exit Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|HRMT20024||Managing Human Resources|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|BUSN20017||Effective Business Communications|
|MGMT20144||Management and Business Context|
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|HRMT20026||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20025||International Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20030||Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20029||International Employment Relations|
Students and graduates may be eligible to join the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI): http://www.ahri.com.au/.
AHRI is “the national association representing human resource and people management professionals” in Australia. AHRI maintains a membership of “around 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe”. “Whether you want to develop your career, get HR support, stay in touch with the latest industry developments, or help to grow the HR and management skills of your team, AHRI membership is for you”. AHRI maintains a variety of resources for members including AHRI:Assist, free insurance cover, industry developments, career development, networking opportunities and HR publications.