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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (GradDipHRM&IR)

Course Code GNHRMIRE1000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  36
CRICOS code 061141D


This course has been revised for 2013.

The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses are specialised qualifications for those engaged in or contemplating careers in industrial relations, human resource management and related areas.

Duration of course

Full-time (minimum duration) Part-time

1 year

1.5 to 4 years

Course structure

Please Note. The following structure is for students commencing study in this course in 2013. Students who commenced study prior to 2013 may choose to follow this structure or complete their course according to the structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced their study in this course.(Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.).

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students must successfully complete a total of six units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

  • three core units of study (18 credit points), comprising a foundation unit and two advanced units
  • three elective units of study (18 credit points).

Core unit of study

(i) Foundation unit

The foundation unit of study is designed to be taken at the commencement of the degree.

(ii) Advanced units:

Elective units of study

Students select their three elective units of study from the following options:

* Not offered for 2016.

Progression guide

The following table illustrates a course progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations on a full-time basis completing the course in two semesters.




Year 1
Semester 1



elective unit

elective unit


Semester 2 WORK6033 elective unit 12


Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your program based upon your individual needs and to contact Staff and Student Services if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.