Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Learn how to get the best out of an organisation's most valuable asset - its talented employees. Human Resource Management will help you understand how to recruit, develop and motivate employees for the long-term success of a company. This short course can also provide a pathway to further study.
A career in Human Resource Management is all about selecting the right people; then training, developing and motivating staff to improve their individual performance and build a positive team culture.
You'll be involved in all areas of staff recruitment, salaries, employee benefits, training programmes, managerial behaviour and staff productivity.
You’ll also learn about employment relations laws, health and safety, work-life balance, organisational culture, and managing conflict, negotiation and diversity in the workplace.
Students are encouraged to apply HR professional practice to address real situations in the workplace,
If you're organised, enjoy problem-solving, meeting new people and work well in teams, then Human Resource Management may be the right career for you.
Waikato is ranked in the world's top 251-300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.
You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which is ranked in the top 1% of all business schools globally, having achieved the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in 2005.
|Duration Of Study:||4-8 months (full time or part-time study)|
|Start Dates:||A Trimester (March); B Trimester|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||
NZ$3,400 approx (2021 tuition fees) per programme
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
|Estimated Fees* (International):||NZ$15,132 approx (2021 tuition fees) per programme|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
Degree planner — Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (60 points)
Students will take four papers in total (60 points). This includes one introductory paper (15 points) at 100 or 200-level; and three advanced papers (45 points) at 300-level.
You have the option to include one elective paper at 300-level in any subject.
Please contact the Management Student Centre (email [email protected]) for advice before you enrol in any papers.
Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor. Some papers may have prerequisites, or you may need to ask for a waiver.
Advanced papers (45 points)
Choose THREE of the following papers:
Elective paper in any subject
- Explanatory note
Students also have the option of transferring into the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (120 points).This information is provisional and subject to change.
Human Resources hadn’t really crossed Kym Hambly's mind as a potential career option until she took a paper on organisational behaviour in the second year of her Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours degree.
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Expand to read entry requirements
To enrol for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, applicants must have:
a) completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification; OR
b) be able to demonstrate they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the programme.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for special admission, subject to completing some additional qualifying papers.
Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor.
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