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Human resource management represents a dynamic, challenging and important business function. Human resource professionals are required to have diverse skills and knowledge to work effectively in the area. A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with knowledge, skills and attitudes to become an effective, diligent and successful human resource practitioner.
A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle is for human resource practitioners aiming to further expand their career opportunities or for people looking to change career. Human resource management is a dynamic field, the University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program will keep you at the cutting edge of the industry.
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online via GradSchool, or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments.
Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.
Is it for you?
Are you searching for a qualification that will enhance your ability as a human resource management practitioner particularly in an increasingly competitive and complex environment? It is important to be highly skilled to achieve your career aspirations and goals. Successfully graduating with the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management will demonstrate your up-to-date learning, new skills and dedication.
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management focuses on developing an understanding of human resource management, employment relations and organisational behaviour. You will also learn about the context in which organisations operate and the challenges that Human Resource Management and Employee Relations professionals face in balancing competing interests. As a commencing student, you do not need to have a background in the disciplines of Human Resource Management or Employee Relations. This program offers you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification of high standing.
Being able to attend via face-to-face or an integrated online learning platform allows you to study at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.
To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.
A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to human resource management, enhance your ability to think analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. We build your confidence and competence by tackling the type of real-world issues you will or currently do face in Human Resource Management positions. The program takes a very strong problem-based approach to student learning.
Students undertake studies in the following areas:
- managing under uncertainty
- employment relations in globalised economies
- human resource management
Students can also elect to undertake studies in:
- managing human resources in international organisations
- business analysis
- organisational behavior and design
- employment relations
- negotiation and advocacy
- human resource development
You will develop an understanding and application of human resource management and employment relations. You will learn to understand and apply well-established theoretical frameworks and practical skills which are transferable to all areas of human resources management and management in general - including the ability to effectively write, present and manage your time at an advanced level.
To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program is contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of human resource management using a problem based learning approach. The program will provide you with depth of knowledge in the field and simultaneously build your skills in analysing situations, and developing and managing human resources. These outcomes will facilitate you in meeting employment challenges with confidence.
If you are looking to enter a management role, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program will give you the edge you need. By completing the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you will differentiate yourself from other practitioners in that you will possess a range of skills. These insights will enable you to contribute to the key human resource management activities. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including:
- Business Analyst
- Change Management Consultant
- General Manager
- Graduate Recruitment Consultant
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Officer
- Job Analyst
For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management read the Details tab.