Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Gain a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas.

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for a range of roles in human resources and employment relations. Graduates are employed in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for a range of roles in human resources and employment relations. Graduates are employed in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Further Study

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations with a weighted average mark of at least 65% may choose to progress into the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations or Master of Commerce, with full credit for completed units.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations with a weighted average mark of at least 65% may choose to progress into the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations or Master of Commerce, with full credit for completed units.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$16,050.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation. or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations is designed to equip you with foundation knowledge in the field and can serve as an entry pathway to the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations.

About the course

Human Resources and Employment Relations explores how the proper management of employees contributes towards organisational effectiveness, asking questions such as:

  • How do we find the right employees?
  • How do we keep them?
  • How do we motivate employees to maximise their performance?
  • How do we assess employee performance?

In addition, students will examine the organisation of work, management of employees, role of unions, development of co-operation and negotiation, and ways in which conflict can emerge and be managed.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study time)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study time)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year part-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations

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Course structure

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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RANKINGS

Our postgraduates earn more

No. 1 in WA for median starting salary in Business and Management (QILT 2019)
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Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

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