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Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)

  • G1060GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Title Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Course Code G1060
Study Level Graduate Diploma
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 Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
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 sound understanding of strategic business contexts and objectives necessary for the development of HR strategy within a legal and governance framework. Graduates of this degree can translate and adapt theory to engage with stakeholders to develop ethical and sustainable HR solutions that are appropriate to the organisational context.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management will have coherent and advanced knowledge of related principles and concepts in Human Resources Management and knowledge of research processes and methods to further advance learning in the discipline.

SKILLS
Graduates of a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management will have:

* Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
* Cognitive and analytical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas;
* Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement;
* Technical skills to design and undertake research in a project;
* Communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.

APPLICATION
Graduates of Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

* With initiative and judgment in professional practice and/or scholarship;
* To adapt Human Resources Management practice in diverse contexts;
* With responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice and in collaboration with others;
* To plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.
Employment Prospects Employment prospects include specialist organisational HR roles to strategic planning roles, reflecting the importance of HRM in the organisation. Those individuals with 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 this course may apply for admission to the Master of Human Resources Management.
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 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 18 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

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

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

MBS624 Employment Relations and Asia Pacific Contexts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP17-internal, SP17-external

MBS688 Acquisition of Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS668 Managing Remuneration, Benefits and Motivation - 3 points
MURDOCH: 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

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