Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

Other commencement years for this course: 2017

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

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title




Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees


Course progression map

B5002 (pdf)

Course type

Graduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

You have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)


Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate in Business

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.


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 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an international world
    • exhibit ethical values
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. 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
  4. have advanced knowledge to graduate diploma level in human resource management.


The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Foundations for human resources management and Part B. Application studies.

Part A. Foundations for human resources management

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of human resource management to provide discipline based solutions.

Part B. Application studies

These studies will enable you to further develop your knowledge of human resources management, or to select units from across a diverse range of areas of business or alternatively to select any units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.


The course comprises 48 points structured into two parts: Part A. Foundations for human resource management (24 points) and Part B. Application studies (24 points).

The course progression mapcourse progression map ( will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Part A. Foundations for human resources management (24 points)

You must complete:

  • MGF5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGF5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGF5985 Human resource management

and one of:

  • MGF5610 People management and work in a global context
  • MGF5920 Work and employment relations

Part B. Application studies (24 points)

Four units (24 points) of elective units at either level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units.

Units can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units ( tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units ( in the current edition of the Handbook. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following award, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this graduate diploma course:

  • B4001 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.

Progression to further studies

If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management you may be eligible for admission to a master's course in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements.