Certificate in HR Management

Programme Overview

Our Certificate in HR Management is a 10 month programme focused on building your skills around core HR areas that apply when managing an HR function.

Over the course you can attend workshops, watch videos, read articles and complete online learning modules and assignments and get coaching and feedback from our HR team.

The programme also involves assessing your achievement level from the start to the finish.

Who should attend?

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

  • Have several years operational HR experience (e.g. as an HR Advisor) but are moving to manage HR for a small to medium sized business
  • Have operational HR experience and will be managing the HR function for a subsidiary or a division of a larger company that operates fairly independently
  • Have been in people management or general operations roles and now moving into an HR Management role

The Certificate in HR Management has a focus on managing key HR processes for a business, including performance reviews, wellness and development, as well as reporting and completing an HR strategy. This differs from the Certificate in HR Operations which focuses on how each area of HR operates, or the HRBP Certificate, which covers how to advise your business but when you’re not in charge of the initiatives or strategy in place.

What will you finish with?

The Certificate in HR Management is different from tertiary study as we cover real life, rather than just covering theory. It’s full of practical suggestions and ideas to use. You’ll work through each module, 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.

Elephant Certificates are now recognised globally, in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, the US and United Kingdom.

Core Modules

Managing an HR function

We cover different types of HR Management roles, the challenges that can come with each, and an individual assessment of where you think your skills and experience level are in the different areas.

HR Strategy and Planning

In an HR management role you’ll need to know how to put in place a full HR strategy, or an HR plan for your business or division. This module covers tools and techniques to do this.

Effective Performance Review Systems

As an HR Manager you will often be in charge of designing and running the performance review system for your business. This module covers different models to use, complexities of weightings, ratings, scores, linking to remuneration and structuring your goals.

Developing and Using Competencies

HR Managers can help their business use competencies in a variety of ways. This module covers different approaches to competencies, how to develop them and use them for recruitment, talent and development.

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 covers how to use development planning and how to engage managers and employees.

Mental Health and 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 identifying key drivers, develop programmes and getting engagement and measuring results.

HR Metrics and Analytics

One area you may be involved in is sending out HR reporting and metrics. This module will give you an understanding of the different levels of metrics and analytics, what you should be measuring and how to make your HR Reporting useful.

Building Culture

How you manage your HR function and the initiatives and process will build your culture. You may also be responsible for measuring and building culture. This module covers either fundamentals of building culture, or developing an EX Strategy.

Optional Modules

You must also choose two optional modules from our other HR Certificates. If you have completed training or have experience in one of the areas covered by the Certificate above, you can also exchange one core module for a module from another Certificate. Please choose this option when you register and our team will liaise with you about this.

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

Just complete the online application to enrol. We will then liaise with you on your timetable. The programme fees must be paid on registration.

The Certificate is scheduled over 10 months however you can defer completion by a further 6 months due to work or other circumstances.

Please do let us know if you have any questions. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds once you have started your study.

Our team

During your study, the team at Elephant will present the webinars and learning material as well as mark your assignments and provide you with personalised feedback and coaching.

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