Why study with ECU Online?

  • Flexible, accelerated and 100% online

    Our degrees allow you to tailor your study to your busy schedule and complete your degree sooner than traditional on-campus study. Experience our engaging online learning environment with support from academics, Student Success Advisors and fellow students.
  • Developed with industry leaders​

    ECU’s Accelerated Online Graduate Certificate of People and Culture has been developed by academics and thought-leaders who are highly engaged with the industry.
  • Support while you study

    At ECU, you will receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life. Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive - you will also have a dedicated Student Success Advisor to support you every step of the way at ECU.

Who should study ECU’s Graduate Certificate of People and Culture?

ECU’s Accelerated Online Graduate Certificate of People and Culture is for HRM professionals who want to make workplaces positive spaces. 

The Graduate Certificate of People and Culture will allow you to gain specialist expertise in the fields of Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing and People Analytics. Studying with ECU Online will allow you to develop a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success.


Professional recognition

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AACSB International Accreditation

The Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is synonymous with excellence in business education. Less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold accreditation with AACSB International.


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    2023 Good Universities Guide​
    ECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience.
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    2023 THE Subject Rankings
    ECU has ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Economic studies.
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    2022 THE Young University Rankings
    ECU has again been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old.​
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    2023 AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list
    ECU ranked the second best in the nation for its teaching and research quality and the best in Western Australia.

What you will learn

Prepare for the changing world of work

Build your leadership capacity, strengthen your understanding of contemporary issues in HRM and be prepared for the future of work.

Champion positive workplace cultures​

Become an HRM professional with a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success and an understanding of the role of mental wellness and inclusion in the success of a business.​

Develop your people analytics skills

Learn to make evidence-based decisions through data analytics and digital HRM systems.


Career outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate of People and Culture, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:

  • People & Culture Manager
  • Diversity & Inclusion Manager
  • Employment Relations Manager
  • Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Working in a senior position in people and culture offers many diverse responsibilities, which can include executive leadership, developing and implementing wellbeing initiatives, and cultivating workplace culture. According to Seek, the average yearly salary of a People & Culture Manager in Australia is $110,000.

You can also continue your studies and fast-track your Master of Human Resource Management, allowing you to further develop your expertise in the field of people and culture.


What you will study

The Graduate Certificate of People and Culture consists of three units. 

Graduate Certificate of People and Culture
  • Healthy Work and Wellbeing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Analytics

Entry criteria

Admission requirements

To gain entry to the Graduate Certificate of People and Culture, applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce/Business/Management/Work and Employment Relations with Focus/major areas: HR, Management, Business Administration, Industrial and/or Employment Relations, or​
  • Hold a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Meet English Language Requirements (Band 4). This can include IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).

If you would like more information, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760 or request a call-back.

Meet your Course Coordinator

Dr Hossein Ali Abadi

Hossein received his PhD in Management at Curtin University. He has an international career spanning work in the industry and academia, in the Middle East, England and Australia including human resource roles in the manufacturing industry. He also taught at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia during his doctoral candidacy.

Dr Esmé Franken


Student support

Not only will you be supported by our academic staff with feedback and answers to your academic questions, but you will also receive dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic queries from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email to provide motivation and guidance, supporting you while you achieve your study goals.


Assessments vary from unit to unit. Please check with your Course Coordinator or Student Success Advisor about each unit's assessment requirements. Assessments may include case studies, reviews, reports, portfolios, applied projects and presentations. We do not hold exams for accelerated online programs.

Fees and FEE-HELP

The cost of our Graduate Certificate of People and Culture is $14,220* for all three units.

To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.

To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.

*2024 student fees are shown and are subject to change.

How to apply

Ready to apply? Our support staff are available to guide you through our three-step process.

Find out more about how to apply

Frequently asked questions
What jobs can I apply for once I finish the Graduate Certificate of People and Culture?

This course will give you the skills you need to succeed in a variety of roles. Depending on your prior experience, you will be able to apply for roles such as People & Culture Advisor, Director of People & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and more.