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Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 semesters full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Further your professional skills and learn the essentials of human resources management with this Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management at Murdoch University.

You'll explore a range of topics relating to human resources management, including planning, training and development, performance management and remuneration.

With a professionally oriented focus on occupational health and safety, change development and project management, this course will equip you to take the next step in your human resources career or go on to pursue further study.


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

  • Completed a bachelor's degree; OR
  • Completed previous study in a relevant field; OR
  • Completed professional experience in a relevant field

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

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

Core units:

  • Human resource management perspectives
  • Human resource management law
  • Organisational behaviour and management
  • Managing, evaluating and developing human resources
  • Organisational change, management and consultancy
  • Research preparation for business

Plus your choice of two of the following units:

  • Employment relations and Asia pacific contexts
  • Leading and managing non-profit organisations
  • Acquisition of human resources
  • Managing remuneration, benefits and motivation
  • Dynamics of cultural diversity in the workplace and the community
  • Practical methods of instruction
  • Accounting for managers

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Murdoch University.

As a graduate of this course, you'll not only be able to contribute to the survival, growth and sustainability of organisations, but also contribute to human resource solutions across any industry.

You'll also be eligible to pursue further study, such as the Master in Human Resources Management.

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

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resource Advisor

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.

Murdoch 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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