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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleGradDipHRMgt
CRICOS code033930G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield, Gippsland)
Contact details

Monash Graduate School of Business

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Holland


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.


The Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to graduate diploma level in human resource management.


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in human resource management
  • four open electives.


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

(i.) the following three units (18 points):

  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9850 Human resource management

(ii.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • MGX5610 Work and employment relations in a global context
  • MGX9220 Work and employment relations

(b.) students must complete a further four graduate-level units (24 points) subject to the following conditions:

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

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management may be eligible for admission to course 2099 Master of Human Resource Management.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management