Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

295008 v.11 Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Human Resources)


Course CRICOS Code: 051632A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Designed for those with an undergraduate degree in business, commerce, or a related field to develop further expertise in Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations. It also equips those with some experience in human resource management, industrial relations or human resource development, to develop a strong professional specialisation in one of those fields. Features guided independent study, team projects and maximum use of information and communications technology.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree in business, commerce or other appropriate field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units are available in the evening.

Professional Recognition

Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Human Resource Institute.

Career Opportunities

Graduates generally find employment positions that have an interest in or focus on human resource management/industrial relations activities in the intermediary managerial level.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1

11347 v.5   Human Resource Management (Learning and Development) 574 3.0 25.0
11666 v.3   Business Dissertation (Management) 695 3.0 25.0
11667 v.3   Business Dissertation (Management) 696 3.0 25.0
11763 v.2   Conflict Resolution Processes 601 3.0 25.0
5754 v.5   Facilitation and Group Process Skills 565 3.0 25.0
5470 v.7   Law (Industrial) 572 3.5 25.0
5745 v.6   Industrial Relations (Comparative) 562 3.0 25.0
5744 v.7   Industrial Relations (Negotiation and Advocacy) 561 3.0 25.0
5768 v.8   Human Resource Management (Remuneration Management) 561 3.0 25.0
5770 v.6   Human Resource Management (Recruitment and Selection) 563 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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