Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management?

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by industry experts

Gain a solid understanding of the legal, ethical, social and management challenges in HR today.​

Gain a contemporary
perspective on HR

Develop future-focused knowledge and skills to make best-practice recommendations in a range of contexts.​


Your pathway to
a master's degree

Graduate with a graduate certificate qualification, or decide to study on into the Master of Human Resource Management. 

Expand your HR skill set

As our workplaces continue to evolve, more and more businesses are investing in culture to drive their success. 

Now is the moment for HR professionals to step up as leaders. 

You’ll learn how to tackle common problems in the management of people across borders and in various legal and cultural contexts with RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Upskill with a graduate certificate qualification, or choose to continue on to the full Master of Human Resource Management.

Empower people. Power business success.


Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

8 months intensive,

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$4,200 per course, FEE-HELP available*

Program code: GC161KP16

^Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.

*Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

What you will study

The RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program is comprised of four core courses.

Get more information about what you will learn in each of these courses.

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Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, you may continue on to further study at master's degree level. The Graduate Certificate is an entry pathway to the master's degree for some students (see entry requirements).

Contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors, who can provide more infomation and discuss your individual circumstances

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*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course master's, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course master's. See entry requirements for more details.

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Master's (12 courses)*

+8 Courses

with advanced standing

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English. You can find more details below. 


Academic requirements
English language requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning


  • An Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.*
  • If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have five years of relevant work experience.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.

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International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs, visit rmit.edu.au.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study and work experience as possible with your application.

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.