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 Diploma of Human Resource Management 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.
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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.

Who should study ECU’s Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management?

Our Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management is a great option for students who are new to the field, or who are currently working in HRM and want to take their skills to the next level.

Already working as an HRM professional? If you have a relevant degree, you may be eligible for our fast-tracked Master of Human Resource Management or Graduate Certificate of People and Culture.



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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

Consolidate fundamental skills and core capabilities​

Develop and strengthen your understanding of key concepts related to managing people and empowering them to achieve their best at work.​

Prepare for the changing world of work

Build your leadership capacity and be prepared for the future of work.​

Learn to align business strategy and Human Resource Management

Learn how to acquire and retain talent in high-performing work environments and how to align the goals of employees and management with overall business strategy.​


Career outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:

  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Talent Acquisition Officer
  • Workplace Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

Working in human resource management opens up a variety of diverse opportunities, with responsibilities that can include developing and implementing policies, recruiting talent, risk management, performance monitoring and more. According to Seek, the average yearly salary of a Human Resources Advisor is $80,000.

After completing your graduate diploma, you can also continue your studies and complete your Master of Human Resource Management, allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of HRM and be seen as an expert in people and culture.


What you will study

The Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management consists of six units.

Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Management Fundamentals
  • Acquiring and Managing Talent
  • Managing and Rewarding Performance
  • Elective

Entry criteria

Admission requirements

To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management, applicants must:

  • Have any bachelor degree, or​
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.​

  • 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.


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

Fees and FEE-HELP

The cost of our Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management is $28,440* for all six 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.