Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Associate Professor Cathy Sheehan


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to health economics problems
  • apply research skills to health system 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 has two main components:

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


Students must complete:

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

(i.) three units (18 points):

Note: MGG-coded units are to be undertaken by Gippsland off-campus-enrolled students and MGX-coded units to be undertaken by students enrolled at Caulfield campus.

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

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

(b.) 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.

Available units can be identifed via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

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 subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management early may apply to graduate with the 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management