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Graduate Certificate of Business (Applied Human Resource Management)

Graduate Certificate of Business (Applied Human Resource Management) (GCBU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Receive an introduction into the practical elements of human resource management and implementation within organisations. Understand more about the behaviour of people at work, and how this can translate into individual, group and organisational success.
  • Choose from courses and build your own experience, learning more about management strategies, how to resolve HR tensions within workforces and receive an overview of how to build an engaged workforce.
  • The Graduate Certificate of Business (Applied Human Resource Management) is a solid introduction to the concept of HR within contemporary business settings and opens the door to further study within this space.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (Applied Human Resource Management), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business.

If you’re interested in studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you will need to apply for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Professional accreditation

When combined with the Strategic Human Resource Management this specialisation successfully meets the criteria for accreditation with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Career outcomes

  • The Graduate Certificate of Business (Applied Human Resource Management) will help you to build a career as a human resource professional both nationally and internationally.
  • You will gain practical HR knowledge to help build an engaged and effective workforce.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completion of an Australian university bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 13600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 2, 2022 - applications close Monday 11 July, with Semester 2 commencing on Monday 11 July, 2022.
  • Semester 3, 2022 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 3 commences on Monday 14 November, 2022.
  • Semester 1, 2023 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 1 commences in February, 2023.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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