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Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management

Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management (GCBU)
CRICOS: 084839B

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

Overview

  • As the workforce embraces a future where their jobs are continuously evolving, HR management will play a key role in creating change in organisations and managing implementation expectations.
  • USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management) combines HR expertise with the knowledge required to be a strategic business partner.
  • Throughout your degree you will study HR practices required for business needs such as job redesign, talent management, HR compensation and benefits, as well as develop analytical skills, technical expertise and leadership skills.

Further study

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

Career outcomes

  • The Graduate Certificate of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management) will help you to build a career as a human resource professional both nationally and internationally.
  • You will gain key HR knowledge related to helping other managers build people skills and transform behavioural outcomes within organisations.

Entry requirements

  • 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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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 4 units from the Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation within the Master of Business Administration. 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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 13520
On-campus

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

AUD 14920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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.

CRICOS: 084839B

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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