University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management provides participants with sound knowledge and skills in the field of human resource management (HRM), enabling participants to develop expertise across the field of HRM and its issues, including industrial relations (IR) and other management practices. The course provides an avenue for participants to gain theoretical and practical skills in the field of HRM and IR. It is based on the master's program but requires fewer units of study. In most circumstances, participants can choose to progress to the Master of Human Resource Management on satisfactory completion of the this course. The course is designed to meet the career needs of professionals with some experience in an area related to employment relations. Career options include management-level positions in industry or government.

Designed for

Professionals with employment relations experience


All students must complete a total of 48 credit points made up of eight subjects, comprising four core subjects (24 credit points), three specialist subjects (18 credit points) and one elective subject (6 credit points). The course duration is one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.


  • Human resource management

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


Students completing this degree are eligible to apply to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for the Professional Member (MAHRI) status and/or advancement to a higher level of membership for those who have appropriate work experience.

Study pathways

Students may be granted a maximum of five subject exemptions, of which two core subjects can be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $45,792 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, and the Master of Human Resource Management.

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