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Certificate in Human Resources

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus
    Blended

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Curtin University's Graduate Certificate in Human Resources will give you a broad understanding of human resources theory and functions. This course will help to will expand your knowledge and personal and professional skills to enable you to develop people currently working in complex and changing organisational climates in Australia and overseas.

Throughout the course you will examine communication theories and processes used to successfully communicate in organisational settings, and you'll understand how issues such as globalisation, corporate social responsibility and change management impact both employees and employers.

You'll look at industrial relations in Australia, and become familiar with tribunals, the state, unions and management. You'll also study collective and enterprise bargaining, negotiation, industrial action and conflict.

Complete the course on-campus or via a combination of online and on-campus study, or pursue additional qualifications with a Graduate Diploma in Human resources or Master of Human Resources.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a different discipline; OR
  • Have a minimum of five years' relevant substantial work experience

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this human resources course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Human resource management overview
  • Human resource development
  • International industrial relations
  • Employee relations in Australia

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Curtin University.

With this qualification under your belt, you'll be able to seek employment in human resources at a middle-management level.

This course is an ideal pathway to further human resources postgraduate study, including a Graduate Diploma in Human resources and Master of Human Resources.

Curious about where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Development Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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