Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Graduate DiplomaFull time -1 year, part time over 4 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$6,150– $6,700


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


Learn the formula for developing successful employee-employer relations while gaining the skills essential for maintaining a satisfied and effective workforce.

In this graduate diploma you will learn and gain understanding of human resource management practices and processes on organisational effectiveness. You will also learn how to how to apply the theory of human resource management principles to the workplace, helping staff and businesses meet their objectives.

Areas of study you will focus on include employment relations, organisational behaviour, advanced human resource management and contemporary issues in human resource management.

You will combine your knowledge and skills gained into a practical industry project.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate 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
  • A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding human resource management.

Alternative requirements
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree)
    or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience eg 3 - 5 years full time work experience (relevant to business studies)
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. 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

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will be qualified for advisory roles in an HR team in a medium to large organisation or as a generalist operator HR officer in a small organisation. With experience and professional development you can expect to advance to more senior positions or work in recruitment.

Study pathways

Consider expanding your knowledge with our Bachelor of Applied Management.

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