The three modules of Graduate Diploma are assessed through and examinationand assignments. The Examination Case Study requires a shorter research report of 2,000-3,000 words.

The Graduate Diploma module options can also are assessed through 3,000-4,000 words assignments. The Research Methods module requires you to put together a portfolio which will form your research proposal, leading to a dissertation of 9,000 words based on independent supervised research.

When you start, at whatever level, you will initially complete an Academic Writing Skills portfolio which will introduce you to the study requirements of the course. Primarily delivered through workbook and online learning materials, this course allows you to study in your own time and space so that you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. Studying by distance learning has the benefit of allowing you to develop your career without having to leave employment. It also means you can apply new knowledge and insights into your working life whilst you are still studying. Teaching for our distance learning courses is facilitated through our environment Blackboard,virtual learning, WhatsApp or Telegram, which can be accessed online from anywhere in the world.

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Teaching and learning

• Learn the basics in human resource management practice. • Study people management, health and safety, and learning and development. • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
• A pathway into the principles and practice in Human Resource Management profession.• A pathway in Certified Human Resource Management Certification.


• Modern business success is often talked of in terms of leadership, workplace culture and the health and wellbeing of employees. Human Resource Management (HRM) plays a leading role in all of these. This graduate certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to help you move into the HR sector. If you’re already working in HR, it will help with your career progression. You will gain the skills and knowledge to problem-solve, think critically and analytically, and communicate effectively across the field of HRM.

What you’ll learn

• You will study three courses that give a structured introduction to operational HRM practice. The three courses are:

1. Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course contents: This course consists of discussion on the main areas and techniques of operational human resource management practices (e.g job analysis and design, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training, compensation and benefits, performance management). It particularly emphasises critical analyses of organisational human resource management decisions. This course also addresses recent theory and research relevant to human resource management decisions.

2. Workplace Health and Safety Management

Course contents: Best practice in workplace health and safety, workplace health and safety legislative requirements for the workplace, the role of workers in workplace health and safety, managing risk, social and emerging issues in work health and safety, systematic management of worker health and safety, injury management.

3. Workplace Learning and Development
Course contents: The organizational environment and workplace learning. HR development, strategy and knowledge management. Adult learners – learning theories, models and methods. Needs analysis, design and implementation of learning programs. Strategies to enhance learning outcomes and change. Evaluation of results. Issues and challenges.

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Careers in HRM

• Recruitment consultant: working on behalf of companies to source candidates for job vacancies; analysing and understanding job specifications; conducting keyword searches on internal recruitment databases, assessing CVs online using various job websites, or actively ‘headhunting’ senior professionals through independent research

• Learning and development officer: liaising with managers and interviewing employees to identify and assess training and development needs; delivering and overseeing training; monitoring progress made through training programs; designing training programs

• Human resources administrator: recruiting, training and developing staff; approving job descriptions and advertisements; advising on employment law and organizational policies and procedures; negotiating salaries, contracts, working conditions or redundancy packages

• Occupational health, safety and welfare officer: supporting the development of OHS policies and programs; advising and instructing on various safety-related topics; conducting risk assessment and enforcing preventative measures; reviewing existing policies and updating according to legislation; organising WHS training