You will also learn how to apply the theory of human resource management principles to the workplace, helping staff and businesses meet their objectives.
Content includes contemporary human resource management, industrial relations, organisational behaviour and a cooperative education project with a local business to ensure you possess both the skills and the hands-on experience to succeed in the job market.
Graduate diplomas are designed to be completed full-time in one year. It is possible to complete the diploma part-time, which will increase the programme duration.
You will learn how to:
- have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New Zealand and internationally.
- enable the organisations environment to apply the knowledge at both organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations.
- have a current specialised knowledge and be able to integrate into the workplace environment quickly, having spent time through their course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.
- Degree; or
- Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work/life experience; or
- Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.
English language Requirements
Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Programme specific information
This one year full-time programme allows you to graduate at the same level as a degree student and with a focused file of knowledge. It is designed for people who have a degree in one area but want to change their area of specialisation or career. It is also for people who have a level 6 or 7 Diploma and/or several years of relevant work experience who wish to gain a qualification or update their skills in the area they are working.
Designed to help you develop skills and knowledge in the operations and management of the front office, food and beverage service, strategic management and event logistics. The skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project that ensures you possess both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market. The Graduate Diplomas are designed so that students can complete them in one year’s full time study. It is possible for students to select part time study options, which will increase the programme duration.
To be awarded a Graduate Diploma you will successfully complete 120 credits at Levels 6 and 7 as shown below:
- all compulsory papers specified for the Graduate Diploma
- a minimum of 45 credits at Level 6
- a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7
Further Study Options
Study at Postgraduate Level with our Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Applied Management
Be work ready to be employed in a human resource management role within your chosen field of expertise
Textbook, stationery and printing $130 approximately.
Changes for 2023 learners
On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.