Strategic Human Resources Management, Postgraduate Certificate

Strategic Human Resources Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
With the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management program at Royal Roads University, you gain the strategic skills and tactical understanding to be an active player at the executive level. Build on existing technical human resources knowledge and learn to effectively manage a diverse workforce in organizations undergoing change.


Who It’s For

Designed for HR professionals with a minimum three years of experience, this six-month Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management Strategic Human Resources Management program at Royal Roads University offers a combination of on-campus and online learning to help you balance career aspirations with current obligations.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.

  • Understand the practicalities of designing and implementing human resource strategies
  • Create strategies for improving organizational effectiveness
  • Understand the challenges and prospects of developing learning organizations
  • Gain the requisite leadership capabilities to accomplish systemic change
  • Develop and improve skills for diagnosing and analyzing change 
  • Lead and implement organizational change management plans
  • Be a catalyst to increased resilience, creativity and performance for individuals and organizations by utilizing a coach approach

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development: Co-creating the Learning Organization
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Coaching for Leadership

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      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


        C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

        Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

      Academic Requirements

      Standard Admission
      • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
      • Normally, at least 3 to 5 years of relevant full-time work experience.
      Flexible Admission
      • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require at least 5 to 7 years of related full-time work experience.

      Work Experience

      At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        7871 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 7871 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
      • National Applies to you

        6290 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6290 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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      Living costs for Victoria

      • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.


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      Research Scholarships

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