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Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management

Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management (GDBZ)
CRICOS: 089180M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Develop strategies to get the best out of your workforce with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management). Modern working conditions are shifting, so it is important to be at the forefront of new trends in order to maximise productivity and retain valued staff members.
  • In this eight-unit postgraduate degree, you will explore topics from performance management and people development to global issues in employment relations and strategic management of human resources. Graduate with all of the tools to lead a productive and engaged workforce into the future.

Further study

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Project Management

To continue into a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you will need to apply for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Career outcomes

  • Your specialised knowledge of Strategic Human Resource Management could see you land a job in either the public or private sector, both nationally or internationally.
  • Gain key HR knowledge related to helping other managers build people skills and transform behavioural outcomes within organisations.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation courses 4
General specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation courses 4
Second named specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 089180M

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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