Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Safety

Murdoch University

This Graduate Certificate is relevant to those wishing to apply knowledge of organisational psychology in business, industrial and other organisational contexts. It is particularly appropriate as a second discipline area for graduates in Commerce, Law, Education, Sociology, and Environmental or Biological Science, who intend working in an area requiring knowledge of Job Assessment Methods, Performance Appraisal, Staffing, Human Resource Development, Training, Safety, Rehabilitation, Retirement, Retrenchment, Management of Change and Organisational Decision Making. Although enrolment is open to graduates in any discipline, candidates should possess a functional understanding of statistics and research methods. Candidates holding a four-year psychology degree and who intend to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist should normally enrol for the Master of Applied Psychology. However, those four-year psychology graduates who complete the Graduate Certificate, and who subsequently enrol in the Masters course will be given credit for relevant units completed. (Note that students without a four-year degree in Psychology are not eligible for admission to the Master of Applied Psychology). This Graduate Certificate is available to graduates of any discipline, including psychology, who do not intend to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist but who intend to work in an area where knowledge of organisational psychology human resources and safety will be of benefit.

Entry Requirements:

Any bachelor degree or higher, preferably including quantitative or statistical skills

Subjects you can Study:

Human resources and safety

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete this course may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology.

Further information:

Available to graduates of any discipline, including psychology, who do not intend to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist but who intend to work in an area where knowledge of organisational psychology human resources and safety will be of benefit.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info Yes Part time 1 year

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

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Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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