Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
  • Graduates can apply for graduate membership with the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

Highlights

  • Choose a multidisciplinary specialisation, which allows you to select from any discipline area to suit your personal requirements.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time.
  • Graduates can apply for graduate membership with the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Find out more at our upcoming Master of Business information evening.

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What to expect

The focus of the human resource management major is on the preparation of graduates for entry into the human resources profession. Human resource management graduates acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage people in organisations including recruitment, performance and reward systems, employment relations and staff development. The human resource management specialisation in the Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to provide foundation knowledge, research and skills appropriate to HRM professions.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or, as one-quarter of the Master of Business program, a pathway to higher level study.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Positions for employment may include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Development Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Training and Development Co-ordinator
  • Talent Manager
  • Workplace Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Advisor
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Human Resources Consultant.

Professional recognition

As an Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) accredited program, graduates are eligible for AHRI membership. Graduate AHRI members have access to resources, development programs and networking opportunities to build a successful HR career.

Possible careers

  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager

Details and units

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).

 

Students are required to complete 4 units (48 credit points). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester).

Requirements

Course code
BS39
CRICOS code
031769E
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1 - 2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or 

A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience; or

At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience.

 

 

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: $14,800 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $16,500 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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