Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 7)

Qualification code OP7208

It’s never too late to change direction in your career with Open Polytechnic. The Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is ideal if you would like a qualification with a focus on human resource management and already have an undergraduate bachelor degree in another discipline.

  • Level 7  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will know about:

  • employment relationship issues in New Zealand
  • managing people in organisations including individual and group behaviour, motivation, leadership, power and politics, organisational structure, design and culture
  • human resource management and applications from a strategic organisational perspective
  • the importance of the appropriate management of change
  • human resource development, managing knowledge and adult learning principles, training needs identification and analysis, performance management, career development, managing diversity and more
  • managing projects in the business including how to plan and control all aspects of a project from proposal to completion.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career as a mid-level manager with the responsibility of managing staff, or as a human resources professional, such as a senior human resources advisor.

Study pathways

We also offer OP700110 Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) if you do not have an undergraduate degree and would like to pursue a career in Human Resource Management.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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