Diploma in Human Resource Management Diploma in Human Resource Management

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DiplomaFull time – 1 year, part time and evening options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$3,295 -$3,845


February, July





Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

22 January for February start; 23 June for July start


Christchurch - Madras Street, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru


It's the people skills combined with sound knowledge which is important for human resource management, learn how to excel in human resource management tasks with our diploma.

Human resource management requires a combination of knowledge and people skills. Our programme will give you an understanding of both as you cover everything from employment relations and human resource management to communication and organisational behaviour management.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Maori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.

  • and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics (Pangarau) on the National Qualifications Framework.

Alternative requirements
  • Equivalent relevant business experience.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

You will leave this programme with the necessary skills to become a human resource/personnel assistant in a large company or to take on a human resource management position in a small to medium business. You might take on a job as a human resource administrator, a health and safety officer or a payroll officer.

Study pathways

This qualification can also be a building block for more advanced studies and qualifications. It will give you entry and credit recognition (90 credits) for our Bachelor of Applied Management Degree or with one more year of study you can complete the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Economics