Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

University of Newcastle

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to commence a career as an effective and successful practitioner in human resource management. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides an introduction to the discipline of Human Resource Management. It is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,675
International: $19,260

Entry Requirements:

3-year Bachelor degree in a non-related discipline; or 3-year Diploma in a related discipline; or 3-year Diploma in a non-related discipline plus 1 year relevant business experience; or 2-year Diploma in a related discipline plus 2 years relevant business experience; or 2-year Diploma in a non-related discipline plus 3 years relevant business experience; or minimum 5 years relevant business experience


40 units (30 units of Core courses + 10 units Directed courses)

Subjects you can Study:

Human resource management

Study Pathways:

Graduates meet the academic requirements for admission into a Master program offered by the University of Newcastle Faculty of Business and Law and may be eligible for credit transfer.


The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Who for:

Students with limited experience in the discipline and those wishing to upgrade existing knowledge

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Online 0.6 year
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Part time 1 year
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Full time 0.6 year

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