Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate)

University of Newcastle, Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award
Graduate Certificate

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, online

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International course fees
AUD 33600 per year

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About Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management at University of Newcastle, Australia

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to commence a career as an effective and successful practitioner in human resource management.

The program can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online via Weblearn, or through a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments.

Our 4 course Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) can be completed over one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a qualification that will allow you to become a human resource management practitioner?

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management focuses on developing an understanding of human resource management and behaviour in organisations. You will also learn about the context in which organisations operate and the challenges that Human Resource Management professionals face in balancing competing interests. As a commencing student, you do not need to have a background in the discipline, only an interest in developing your knowledge and skills through this professional qualification of high standing.

Being able to attend classes in person or study via our integrated online learning platform allows you to study at a time and place that suits the personal and professional demands of your life.

Once you complete the Graduate Certificate you may then choose to further develop your professional skills and knowledge by enrolling in a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.


If you are interested in a role in Human Resource Management, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program will give you the edge you need. The program will provide you with knowledge in the field and simultaneously build your skills in addressing workplace challenges, and developing and managing people.

This certificate will provide a springboard for appointment to roles such as:

  • Human Resources Officer or Advisor
  • Union official or Employer Organisation Advisor
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Graduate Recruitment Consultant

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Entry requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree. International applicants must also satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.

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