Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Course (2018)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2018 academic year.

Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)

  • G1060GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  • Course Outline
  • Course Structure
  • Fees
  • Course Plans
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 satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience. Graduates who wish to pursue a Masters program must apply for admission before enrolling in any further units.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management are able to:
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary human resource management knowledge and skills
- Evaluate the impact of political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors on strategic human resource management
- Apply relevant data to critically analyse complex human resource management practice in a global context
- Generate effective solutions to complex human resource management practice in a global context
- Disseminate knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability, and responsibility independently and with others

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: S2-internal, S2-external

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

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students

Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.


Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.