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Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Course Code G1060
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Arif Sikander | Email: Arif.Sikander@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2927

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 Master 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 can:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of human resource theory and practice
2. Apply advanced human resource management knowledge in practical contexts
3. Exhibit advanced communication and interpersonal competencies to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others
4. Critically evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Employment prospects include strategic and specialist roles, in workforce planning and employment, HR Development, Employee and Industrial relations.
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.
Advanced Standing Applications will be considered on a one-to-one basis and applicants are recommended to consult with the academic chair at the time of enrolment if this is a consideration.
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 - 24 credit points

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-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, SUM-internal, SUM-external

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

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-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

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