Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Professionally accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), you’ll develop the core capabilities required to lead people effectively in a rapidly changing business environment.
Course entry is based on your previous study and/or relevant full-time work experience. The qualification is usually completed through flexible online or on-campus study over six months.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$20100 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
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Once I got started and found out how much I enjoyed not only the subject matter but the interactions with the lecturers and other students, I upgraded to the Masters of HRM. Pretty much every major assignment I have completed I have been able to take learnings from and apply to my role as an HR Officer.
Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
Swinburne partners with Siemens and Medibank to produce career-ready HR professionals
Swinburne has launched a refreshed postgraduate courses in human resources (HR) management as the demand for HR professionals skilled in organisational change management increases. The course will have a strong focus on collaborating with industry to co-design and co-deliver new units and initiatives.
Director of the Master of HRM, Professor Anne Bardoel, says the updated course will address gaps in HR education as emerging technologies such as big data change the way organisations operate.
Learn with Industry Partners
An important part of the co-creation of this course with industry partners are the site visits to workplaces such as Siemens and Medibank. This way you’ll get a sense of culture and see how HR works in the real world.
Hear more about the industry experiences in this course and the edge this engagement will give you.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management is designed for high-performing students who are looking to build skills as human resource practitioners. The course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of human resource management and the development of core capabilities required to lead people effectively in a rapidly changing business environment The Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management can be a pathway to Masters degrees such as a Master of Human Resource Management.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management students must complete 50 credit points comprising:
- 4 core units
Units of study
Want to know more about the units that make up your course, how many units you need to complete, our recommended study sequence, and what your timetable looks like this year? Check out our Course Planner and get enrolled.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management, graduates will be able to:
- apply coherent and developed knowledge of human resource management concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
- apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with reference to established frameworks
- communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team
- demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and a developing awareness of professional practices and cultural norms in a global and sustainable context.
Pathways and scholarships
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
HR Professional Recognition
The Graduate Certificate of HRM has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee.
Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
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- a bachelor degree (or higher award) in a related discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent;
- a recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*
- a minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)