Advance your HR career, faster
RMIT Online has an intensive learning model, which lets you finish your Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management in just eight months. The course offers six, seven-week study periods per year. Each study period focuses on one subject at a time helping you learn, grasp and apply each new concept before beginning the next.
Study where you want, when you want
With our innovative and interactive online learning environment you can access lessons from anywhere there’s an internet connection. There are no weekend intensives and no set classroom schedules. All lecture material and content are delivered directly to you, wherever you are.
You’ll see the benefits straight away
RMIT’s work-connected learning means don’t have to finish your program to start applying your new skills and knowledge. You can apply what you learn as soon as you learn it.
The program is also available on-campus.
Applicable workplace knowledge
Developed by leading experts in this field, you will develop a solid theoretical, practical and holistic understanding of contemporary HRM strategies, processes and practices.
Postgraduate level qualification
Our Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is an Australian Qualification Level 8 postgraduate degree, and a pathway to the Master of Human Resource Management.
No on-campus obligations
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management delivers a convenient 100% online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments.
An interactive and supportive way to learn
Studying online doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavour. Thanks to our cutting-edge online learning platform, you’ll interact and engage with our expert staff and your classmates.
From day one until you graduate, you’ll also benefit from the personalised support of our study concierge, providing you with guidance if and when you need it, from assessment due dates to topic organisation.
Don’t have time to study online? Think again.
Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially allocate time towards study.
You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.
English language requirements
A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are provided with opportunities to discuss and apply theories, practices and issues with a wide range of innovative learning approaches. Furthermore, students are assessed on how well the course’s learning outcomes are met and on development against the program learning outcomes.
Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.
Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:
- Case study analyses;
- Scenario analyses;
- Contribution to online discussions; and
- Collaboration on set tasks or projects.
As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday or Monday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.
Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.
You can provide your results from one of these three options:
- an accepted English language proficiency test
- an accepted English language provider, or
- a recognised Australian or international qualification.
English language proficiency tests minimum scores:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information
Management practitioners, case studies from industry contributors and industry-relevant projects underpin the work-integrated learning components of this program. Through the involvement of high-role industry advisory boards, the links with industry standards and practices are also reflected in this program.
You will emerge with knowledge and skills in contemporary business and HR practice and operational leadership, enabling you to identify and analyse problems in the field of human resources, and provide innovative solutions. Graduates are also encouraged to progress to the Master of Human Resource Management.