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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Safety (GradCertHRS)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Safety (GradCertHRS)
Course Code C1114
Study Level Graduate Certificate
School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Graeme Ditchburn | Email: Graeme.Ditchburn@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2775

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Safety (GradCertHRS)
Duration 1 to 2 years part-time only
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This Graduate Certificate is relevant to those wishing to apply knowledge of organisational psychology in business, industrial and other organisational contexts. It is particularly appropriate as a second discipline area for graduates in Commerce, Law, Education, Sociology, and Environmental or Biological Science who intend working in an area requiring knowledge of: Job Assessment Methods, Performance Appraisal, Staffing, Human Resource Development, Training, Safety, Rehabilitation, Retirement, Retrenchment, Management of Change and Organisational Decision Making.

Although enrolment is open to graduates in any discipline, candidates should possess a functional understanding of statistics and research methods. Candidates holding a four-year psychology degree and who intend to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist should normally enrol for the Master of Applied Psychology. However, those four-year psychology graduates who complete the Graduate Certificate, and who subsequently enrol in the Masters course will be given credit for relevant units completed. (Note that students without a four-year degree in Psychology are not eligible for admission to the Master of Applied Psychology).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Course applicants must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects This Graduate Certificate is available to graduates of any discipline, including psychology, who do not intend to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist but who intend to work in an area where knowledge of organisational psychology human resources and safety will be of benefit.
Further Study Students who successfully complete this course may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology.
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

PSY568 Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY612 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PSY552 Organisation of Work - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-external

EDU645 Adult Learning in Education and Work - 3 points
Not available this year

EDU616 Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

Other electives at 500/600-level may be substituted with permission from the Academic Chair.

No course plans are available for this course in 2018.

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