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Graduate Certificate of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management)

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

Study Mode
  • Online
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
View USQ Handbook

Learn to build the workforce of the future 

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).

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. 

Students must complete any four courses from the Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation within the Master of Business Administration.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 12280
On-campus AUD 13250

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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. 

Supporting evidence for admission through work experience only

Evidence of work experience is required to demonstrate equivalence to a Bachelor Degree at AQF level 7 through:

  • A curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides details of:
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 5 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on, but not limited to: communication skills, self-directed work and learning, managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 084839B

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.