Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

Curtin University

This program is designed to meet the needs of those already working in the human resource management field who do not hold a first degree, or those who wish to become human resource management/industrial relations professionals.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,500
International: $14,700

Entry Requirements:

Applicants require a bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline or a minimum of five years relevant substantial work experience.


This course is made up of 100 credit points; 4 core units.

Subjects you can Study:

Human resources

Study Pathways:

Satisfactory performance in the graduate certificate provides entry to the related graduate diploma course. Students are required to complete the Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA). This course include units in human resource, management overview, industrial relations, human resource development and cross cultural communication and negotiation.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: GC-HUMRES This course is one semester full-time study or equivalent part-time study.


Australian Human Resources Institute

Who for:

Those working in the human resource management field who do not hold a degree, or those wishing to become human resource management professionals

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 1 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online 0.5 year

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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