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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Course code: 2778 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipHRMgt ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

Off- campus (Gippsland)

On- campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course is designed for people who are working or intend to work in any area of management, with a particular interest in human resources. It covers the compulsory knowledge base of essential human resource management units and integrates theoretical concepts, research and examples of human resource management in practice. It also emphasises the strategic role of human resources and their contribution to organisational performance and examines key elements of human resource management.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop a specialised knowledge base in the area of human resource management (HRM); evaluate the strategic and functional roles of the HR professional; review the specific challenges for HR professionals in the context of broader management theory and practice; review the links between industrial and / or employee relations and HRM; critically analyse and apply HRM theory and empirical research.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

(i) three units (18 points) from the following list:

  • MGX5261 Human resource management issues
  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGX5631 International human resource management
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9850 Human resource management

plus one of the following units (6 points):

  • MGX9180 Employee relations
  • MGX9220 Industrial and workplace relations

(b) students must complete four elective units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students should complete four 9000-level units before commencing 5000-level units.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management may be eligible for admission to the Master of Human Resource Management.

    Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email:

Course coordinator

Dr Cathy Sheehan