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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management Online

  • Graduate Diploma

Good for People. Good for Business.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
12 months part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$28,440 per year

About this course

From freedom and connection to diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing to purpose and progress, workplaces are changing faster than ever before.

With very strong predicted growth for Human Resource Managers¹, it's clear that there is a demand for qualified Human Resource Management (HRM) specialists who can take a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success.

ECU's Accelerated Online Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management will help you develop your understanding of the fundamentals of HRM, as well as allowing you to gain advanced skills and knowledge in the field. Be prepared for the future of human resource management and empower people to achieve their best at work with ECU. After completing your graduate diploma, you can continue your studies and gain a Master of Human Resource Management, allowing you to stand out as an expert in your field.

¹ Australian Government's Job Outlook: Human Resource Managers

*Duration depends on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Enrolment Advisor for advice.

Course code: T36

Entry requirements

To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management, applicants must:

  • Have any bachelor degree, or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

  • Meet English Language Requirements (Band 4). This can include IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).

If you would like more information, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760 or request a call-back.

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What you will learn

Consolidate fundamental skills and core capabilities

Develop and strengthen your understanding of key concepts related to managing people and empowering them to achieve their best at work.

Prepare for the changing world of work

Build your leadership capacity and be prepared for the future of work.

Learn to align business strategy and Human Resource Management

Learn how to acquire and retain talent in high-performing work environments and how to align the goals of employees and management with overall business strategy.

Career pathways

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:

  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Talent Acquisition Officer
  • Workplace Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

Working in human resource management opens up a variety of diverse opportunities, with responsibilities that can include developing and implementing policies, recruiting talent, risk management, performance monitoring and more. According to Seek, the average yearly salary of a Human Resources Advisor is $80,000.

After completing your graduate diploma, you can also continue your studies and complete your Master of Human Resource Management, allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of HRM and be seen as an expert in people and culture.

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