Human Resource Management, Postgraduate Certificate

Human Resource Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The specialised Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides participants with the opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of human resource management. Graduates will have career options at middle to upper management-level positions in the private and public sectors.


This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a business or related field plus a minimum of 6 months employment experience; 


Successful completion of a recognised non business award (Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) aimed at providing the student with professional skills that include a systematic exposure to disciplines such as industrial relations, human resource management, project management, financial management, marketing, economics, ecommerce or strategic management plus a minimum of 6 months employment experience ;


Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in an unrelated field plus a minimum of two years full-time employment experience in a managerial role. 

Applicants may be asked to provide further documentation detailing their employment experience and outlining managerial roles and achievements in the form of a curriculum vitae, two referee reports and a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should address why you would like to be admitted into the course, career goals and aspirations and benefits the course will provide you. 

Consideration will also be given to non-graduates who have at least five years appropriate professional experience in middle to higher level management.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Darwin

  • 1493 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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