Diploma in human Resource Management

Programme details

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Code WR2909
Level 5
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,340* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Taupo, Whakatane
Further study New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Programme aim

This diploma is an entry-level qualification for those students already working in a lower or mid-level human resources role, who lack the time to complete a full-time two year qualification such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6). This qualification aims to provide students with a range of specialised knowledge in organisational management, human resource management and employment law.

Career opportunities

Administrative officer, office manager, human resources manager

Award information

To achieve the award of the Diploma in Human Resource Management students must pass a total of 120 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:
  • apply basic management knowledge and human resource skills to their workplace;
  • operate as a lower to middle manager, with a human resource focus, in a small to medium business enterprise;
  • develop and improve a range of processes for recruitment, retention, training and development;
  • critique and analyse an employment agreement negotiation; and
  • research and analyse a human resource problem within a business context and develop various solutions to that problem.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
MGMT.5530 Organisation and Management
Students will understand the factors that influence management and the organisation and apply a range of factors.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6633 Human Resource Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the roles, functions and application of human resource management processes within contemporary New Zealand organisations.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6635 Employment Relations
Students will apply knowledge of current New Zealand employment relations legislation, processes and practices, and understand the implications for employment relationships.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1

Optional courses

Course details
COMM.5560 Business Communication
Students will apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand and global business. This course will enable students to be better equipped to write business letters, reports, take notes from meetings and write up minutes. The course will also enable students to develop research skills and...
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
COMP.5550 Business Computing
Gain an understanding of the components of an information system and the knowledge to enable them to discuss and evaluate communication technologies and the issues associated with computer use. This course will provide students with the skills needed to apply generic computer skills and use software functions effectively to meet...
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.5500 Accounting Principles
Students will understand financial statements and reports and be able to analyse and interpret financial performance for sole traders and small companies.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
MGMT.6632 Operations Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the principles and functions of operations management and apply techniques to ensure efficient and effective production of goods and services.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 2
MGMT.6636 Applied Management
Students will identify a managerial problem, and research and apply management concepts and tools to find and recommend possible solutions to the problem.
Credits 20 Intakes Semester 1


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

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