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Programme Overview

The Certificate in HR Management is a 12 month programme focused on building your skills around core HR areas that apply when managing an HR function. It involves online modules, assignments and assessments.

Who should attend?

You’ll benefit most from the Certificate in HR Management if you are:

An experienced HR Advisor/Consultant wanting to prepare to move into an HR Manager role

An HR Manager wanting a formal programme to build your skills and experience

In a role where you are in charge of the HR function as one of your responsibilities

What will you finish with?

The Certificate in HR Management is different from tertiary study as you need to be working in a role where you can apply what you’re learning, rather than covering theory. You’ll work through online modules, with real case studies and assessments to test you are applying what we’ve covered. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.

Apply for a place

The programme investment is AUS$1,750 | NZ$1,950 | GBP£975 | US$1,200

Just complete the online application to enrol. We will liaise with you if we don’t feel that your backgound meets the requirements for successful completion of the Certificate. You can choose which order you want to complete the modules.

The Certificate in

HR Management

HR Management Competency Assessment

To start the Certificate you’ll complete an individual assessment of where you think your skills and experience level are in the different areas covered by the programme.

This is completed at the start and the end of the programme so that you can check you have grown your skills, and also for your ongoing development plan after you have finished the Certificate.

Effective Performance Reviews

As an HR Manager you will often be in charge of designing and running the performance review system for your business.

You’ll finish this module with:


The on the job assignment involves reviewing an existing system and making changes.


The modules you’ll complete

Running Wellness Programmes

Mental health and wellness are more important than ever before. In an HR Manager role you may be responsible for developing and delivering wellness. This module covers:

The on the job assignment involves preparing a wellness strategy based on case study key drivers.


Developing and using Competencies

HR Managers can help their business use competencies in a variety of ways. This module covers:

The on the job assignment involves developing a new competency and advising a business on how to use competencies.


Development Planning

Development is a key motivator for many employees, and a way to deliver results to your business. As HR Manager you are often responsible for your development plans. This module will cover:

The on the job assignment involves reviewing key issues in a business, and designing a development planning process for them.

Building your Company Culture

How you manage your HR function and the inititiaves and process will build your culture. You may also be responsible for mreasuring and building culture. This module covers:

Your on the job assignment involves planning and reviewing a culture initiative and strategy.

Dealing with bullying & toxicity

We are living in interesting times with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. As HR Manager you need to ensure that bullying and toxic behaviour are dealt with. This module covers:

The on the job assignment involves a real case study and your recommendations on how you would deal with the challenges raised.


Using HR Metrics and Analytics

Many managers and CEO’s do not understand what an HR function can deliver, as there is a lack of HR metrics or analytics delivered to the business.

You’ll finish this module with:

The on the job assignment involves analysing key HR data and solving what the real issue is happening in the case study.


You also choose one of the following modules from the HR Business Partner Certificate to complete depending on the priorities of your role and skills you want to develop:

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Our three principles

Founded in New Zealand in 2006 by Angela and Fraser Atkins, we always had big plans for elephant! We developed and refined our programmes over time then in 2016 we went global. We’ve never looked back and develop all our programmes this way.

Our programmes focus on actual outcomes with practical tools and techniques you can use straight away. We discuss real life not just theory and we make it fun!

We design and run programmes globally with customised parts for each country. And we have local experts facilitate our workshops. You get the best of both worlds.

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