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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

Get specialist skills in human resources (HR) management with our graduate diploma.

This qualification is for anyone who has a qualification or experience working in the HR industry.

It will set you up with the essential skills you need to get a job in HR management.

Work on a project for a local business, ensuring you have both skills and hands-on experience when you graduate.

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

342.619 Industrial Relations (15 Credits)

342.620 Human Resources (15 Credits)

342.621 Organisational Behaviour (15 Credits)

Level 7

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 Credits)

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 Credits)

342.720 Advanced Human Resource Management (15 Credits)

342.721 Contemporary Issues in the Human Resource Management (15 Credits)

Career opportunities

Besides the obvious roles within human-resources teams in medium and large-sized businesses, there are many other career paths in human resources. You will have the skills required to act as an employment mediator, payroll manager or any other position that involves a practical
understanding of employment relations.

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field or
  • successfully completed a 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 e.g. three years' full-time work experience (relevant to business studies);
  • IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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