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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)

  • C1108GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Title Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Course Code C1108
Study Level Graduate Certificate
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Antonia Girardi | Email: A.Girardi@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6980

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Duration 1 semester full-time (Semester 1 commencement only) or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
International students must commence in Semester 1 only.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This award is a professionally-oriented coursework qualification in Human Resources Management (HRM) and is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) . It provides students with a foundation of the organisational context and objectives necessary for the development of HR strategy within a legal and governance framework. Graduates of this degree can translate and adapt theory into substantiated ethical and sustainable people management advice.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of a Graduate Certificate will have:
* knowledge that includes the understanding of historical perspectives and contemporary developments in the general domain of Human Resources Management
SKILLS
Graduates of a Graduate Certificate (Human Resources Management) will have:
* Cognitive skills to demonstrate understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
* Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse, and synthesise information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
* Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts
* Communication skills, to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;
* Practical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.

APPLICATION
Graduates of a Graduate Certificate (Human Resources Management) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

* to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
* with the capability to operate with a high degree of personal autonomy and accountability.
Employment Prospects Employment prospects include specialist organisational HR roles, reflecting the importance of HRM in the organisation. Those individuals with ethical values-based decision-making skills are keenly sought after.
Professional Accreditation Accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Main research areas Human Resources Management.
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management or the MHRM. An offer must be received before enrolling in any further units.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBL501 Human Resource Management Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points


Choose one unit from the following:

MBS535 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EDN541 Practical Methods of Instruction - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external

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