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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Human Resource Management

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

0.5 years

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.

Why study a PGCert?

Postgraduate certificates are available to graduates who wish to build on an earlier degree, and who have appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience. Some are available only on a part time basis. Waikato University offers specialist postgraduate certificates as well as postgraduate certificates.

Why study Human Resource Management?

Studying Human Resource Management at Waikato turns you into a strategic business leader who positively contributes to an organisation's people, performance and culture. A career in human resources is all about selecting the right people for the right jobs; then knowing how to train, develop and motivate staff to improve their individual performance. Working with people can be your greatest challenge, but also your greatest reward. It means you'll be involved in all areas of staff recruitment, salaries, employee benefits, training programmes, managerial behaviour and staff productivity. You'll also get involved in company policies that seek to support diversity, equality, and staff wellbeing. HRM students will learn how to apply HR professional practices to real situations in the workplace, such as carrying out a health and safety audit of a building. You’ll also learn how to provide specialist advice to organisations about employment laws, writing job descriptions, managing change in the workplace, and so much more. If you're well organised, skilful at listening and communicating with people, enjoy problem-solving, and work well in teams, then Human Resource Management may be the right career for you.

Career Opportunities

Health and safety manager

Human resources manager

Recruitment consultant

Equal Employment Officer

Employment court official

Industrial relations mediator

Mediation specialist

Payroll manager

Entry criteria

A bachelors degree from the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and previously completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken.

English Language Requirements

  • an Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
  • a B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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