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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Who is the program for?

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management course has been designed for those who are seeking to progress their career in Human Resources or those currently working in an alternative area that wish to gain a relevant postgraduate qualification to update their skills and knowledge to move into the area.

Program Overview

University of Wollongong in Dubai’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a short certification course in HR management. The course is designed to provide you with a general understanding of the various key aspects of human resource management such as employment relations, workforce management, selection, recruitment, retention, training, workplace safety, and labour law. You'll be introduced to HR strategies, policies and best practices within a dynamic organisational environment. The Certificate in Human Resource Management opens a whole world of career opportunities for you in the UAE.

What will I study?

Students complete four subjects:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Management*
  • Human Resource Development
  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection

*Students who do not have a relevant background in Human Resources should complete this subject within their first semester of study. According to UOWD’s Credit for Prior Learning policy, those who have a background in Human Resource Management may apply to complete one of the elective subjects from the approved list below in its place:

  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management of Change
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Management of Workplace Health and Safety
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Contemporary Issues in International Business

Progression to Masters Courses

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students who enroll in the Master of Business (Human Resource Management) program will be granted credit for the four subjects.

Classes to fit around your commitments

All Postgraduate Certificate classes are held from 6-9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday and are designed to fit around work commitments. A Certificate of Proficiency can be completed in 13 weeks, whilst a Postgraduate Certificate will take you two semesters to complete (subject to completion of two subjects per semester).

World-Class Faculty

UOWD’s Faculty provide a wealth of academic and professional expertise from across the globe. All full-time professors hold a PhD and are active in their specialist field. They also bring vast industry experience from years of practice in their respective disciplines, creating a learning environment that is both grounded in the latest academic theory and applicable to current professional practice.


Program Director

Dr Flevy Lasrado

Dr Flevy Lasrado
Assistant Professor
BA,Bangalore University, MBA, Quality Management, PhD University of Salford, UK

Prior to joining UOWD, she taught both MBA and undergraduate degree courses at various universities in Dubai. She carries extensive experience in quality assurance and institutional effectiveness ...

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