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Start date
February
July

Duration
0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DCHU

Fees
2018: AUD$ 32,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
055258G

Key features

  • Learn the basics in human resource management practice.
  • Study people management, health and safety, and learning and development.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
  • A pathway into the UniSA Master of Management (Human Resource Management).
  • The University of South Australia’s Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.

 

Snapshot

Snapshot

Modern business success is often talked of in terms of leadership, workplace culture and the health and wellbeing of employees. Human Resource Management (HRM) plays a leading role in all of these.

This graduate certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to help you move into the HR sector. If you’re already working in HR, it will help with your career progression. You will gain the skills and knowledge to problem-solve, think critically and analytically, and communicate effectively across the field of HRM.

Why Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Why this Degree

UniSA is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in business education. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and connect with top professional bodies so our degrees remain relevant to today’s business environment.

You will study core courses in HRM and specialised areas such as workplace learning and development and workplace health and safety management. If you have at least five years’ management experience but don’t hold an undergraduate degree, this certificate is the pathway into the UniSA Master of Management (Human Resource Management).

Once you complete this certificate, you will be eligible to apply for any of our master programs in business (excluding the MBA) and you’ll be eligible for four courses of credit.

Executive Partner Programme

Have you ever considered having a business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partner Programme. This is a unique opportunity for our postgraduate students to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance their studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

Your career

Between now and 2020, employment in human resources in Australia is expected to grow. The availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 3,200 jobs for human resource and training professionals (or 3.7 per cent)
  • 3,200 jobs for human resource professionals (or 5.4 per cent)
  • 6,000 jobs for human resource managers (or 12.6 per cent)1

Careers to consider:

  • Recruitment consultant: working on behalf of companies to source candidates for job vacancies; analysing and understanding job specifications; conducting keyword searches on internal recruitment databases, assessing CVs online using various job websites, or actively ‘headhunting’ senior professionals through independent research
  • Learning and development officer: liaising with managers and interviewing employees to identify and assess training and development needs; delivering and overseeing training; monitoring progress made through training programs; designing training programs
  • Human resources administrator: recruiting, training and developing staff; approving job descriptions and advertisements; advising on employment law and organisational policies and procedures; negotiating salaries, contracts, working conditions or redundancy packages
  • Occupational health, safety and welfare officer: supporting the development of OHS policies and programs; advising and instructing on various safety-related topics; conducting risk assessment and enforcing preventative measures; reviewing existing policies and updating according to legislation; organising WHS training

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What others are saying

Incorporating into my teaching, changes to human resource management and industrial relations practices across industry is a career focus for me.

Luke Faulkner, Senior Lecturer


Employment: School of Management

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Luke Faulkner, Senior Lecturer


Employment: School of Management

The quality of teaching staff is high and lecturers have experience in the field, not just the academic knowledge. They are engaging and supportive by providing detailed feedback and developing useful online resources and recordings.

Ania Craus, Human Resources and Employee Relations Consultant

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
Employment: Government of South Australia

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Ania Craus, Human Resources and Employee Relations Consultant

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
Employment: Government of South Australia

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will study three courses that give a structured introduction to operational HRM practice, and one elective. The three courses are:

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Workplace Health and Safety Management
  • Workplace Learning and Development

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • problem solving exercises
  • group or research assignments
  • projects
  • examinations

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CORE
Introduction to Human Resource Management BUSS 5307 4.5
Workplace Health and Safety Management BUSS 5399 4.5
Workplace Learning and Development BUSS 5069 4.5
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1

I have more than 20 years’ experience as a professional architect working on the design and project management of large and complex building projects. My area of research interest is in strategic knowledge management to support organisational sustainability. At UniSA I am responsible for the design, management and delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Management.

Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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