Diploma in Human Resource Management

applyonlineTThe Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) is a 4-semester flexible learning program comprising of SIXTEEN units. The program is designed to develop competencies in professionals (students) in human resource management roles with fundamental and contemporary knowledge necessary to manage people in organizations in the 21st century.

Program Code: Dip. HRM

Program Description

The Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) program offers units relevant in developing creative and analytical skills to manage their own roles and the human resources personnel. The units in the program place the learner on par with global HRM issues and trends. Knowledge acquired leads to practical and creative applications.  A Diploma in Human Resource Management is awarded to students who have completed one hundred and sixty credit points.

Credit Points Required

Achievement of 160 credit points.

Duration of Study

Two years

Study Mode and Location

DHRM program utilizes blended teaching and learning strategies. Students are required to attend an intensive two week residential period of study each semester ensued by a distance mode of study. Theoretical directed and practical assignments relating to workplace applications are then completed by the students in given periods of time.

Units are offered at various times throughout the year using well-established adult learning principles applied to PNG context.

The program is offered in Flexible Learning mode at DWU Madang, DWU Port Moresby campus and other centres as required.

Pre-requisites

•    Grade 12 graduates with relevant post-secondary certificates
•    Matriculated to grade 12 equivalent
•    Have at least 3 years of industry work experience or self-employment
•    Currently in supervisory role

 

Program Units

Semester One

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management
FM232 Word Processing and presentation
FM212 Introduction to Management
FM234 Interpersonal Communication

Semester Two

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness
FM237 Effective Supervision
FM238 Managing Spreadsheets

Semester Three

FM239 HR Laws in Organizations
FM240 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource
FM241 Human Resource Information System
FM242 Recruitment Selection Hiring Management

Semester Four

FM243 Managing Mediation Processes
FM244 Labour Management Relations and Collective Bargaining Agreement
FM245 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
FM246 Introduction to International HRM

 

Program Unit Descriptions

FM231

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students will study the importance of ethics and analyze ethical issues in the context of leadership and management of organizations. They will also explore principles of Christian Ethics and compare and contrast it to the Melanesian ethical principles, with some insight into the Big Man style of leadership in Papua New Guinea.

FM232

FM232 Word Processing and Presentations - 10 Credit Points              

In this unit, students develop competencies in word processing and power point presentations. Word processing and power point presentation are essential skills for report writing and academic presentations or presentations at workplace settings. A comprehensive introduction to word-processing and power-point presentation software is provided where students will engage in hands-on practical exercises to learn and gain competitive skills in word processing and power-point presentations.

FM212

FM212 Introduction to Management - 10 Credit Points                

In this unit, students are provided introductory knowledge on the principles and practices of management and the roles of manager in the organization. It mainly revolves around the basic functions of managers, specifically planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Apart from providing the students with the beginning level of understanding management principles, case studies are analysed using various and appropriate strategies and techniques based on relevant principles and theories.

FM234

FM234 Interpersonal Communication - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students discuss and practice a range of communication and interpersonal skills. These skills will include the role of verbal communication and non-verbal communication. In addition, students introduce students to the theoretical underpinnings of models of personal and professional communication. Students will also explore the use of feedback in the classroom and in professional practice and supervision.

FM235

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour- 10 Credit Points                        

In this unit, students acquire a basic understanding of organizational behavior theories and concepts and their practical application to designing organizations and managing individuals and teams in the context of a fast changing environment. Learning will be approached through three learning frames: structure or systems frame, human resource frame and the leadership or political frame.

FM236

FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness - 10 Credit Points                                              

In this unit, students develop the understanding of the basic and alternative budgeting approaches including basic accounting, performance and cost analysis, and the application of appropriate methods of controlling costs to improve efficiency. Participants engage in analysis and interpret financial performance reports and to examine their relevance and effectiveness to determine future actions and recommendations for improved financial management and accountability.

FM237

FM237 Effective Supervision - 10 Credit Points                                                           

In this unit, students present various views of the supervisor’s role and tools for effective supervision. It deals with the dynamic functions of middle managers in building, maintaining and monitoring of individual and group performance and the challenging role of creating a climate where the employees will manifest desirable behavior in the workplace. Topics include an overview of supervision, elements of effective supervision, competencies of a 21st century supervisor, directing and controlling functions of supervision, integration and action planning, among others.

FM238

FM238 Managing Spreadsheets - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to basic Spreadsheet design and development. Spreadsheet applications are useful for financial record keeping and calculations. This unit covers writing formulas, using basic functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. During the course, students will engage in hands-on practical exercises which are directly applicable to their workplace data or information.

FM239

FM239 HR Laws in Organizations - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students explore how HR laws play a pivotal role in managing varied issues dealing with human resource in organisations. The unit covers labour laws (PNG Employment Act), employer-employee relationship and industrial relations, conflict resolution and occupation health and safety (OHS). Students gain knowledge and skills through case studies and applications.

FM240

FM240 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in understanding contemporary issues in human resource in the workplace. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider key cross-cutting issues in human resource management. The second part will consider the significance of these key HR issues and how these contribute to organisation’s failure or success. The third part will suggest workable steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better address key human resource issues that impact on organization’s productivity due to unpredictable changes emerging around the globe.

FM241

FM241 Human Resource Information System - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students learn how to plan, design, and implement human resource management information systems.  A well-designed human resources information system (HRIS) is a powerful, computer-based tool that enables entering and updating all types of employee-related information quickly and easily. Students will gain competitive skills using database software application and become aware of methods, resources, and criteria for evaluating and selecting resources and technology appropriate to HR function.

FM242

FM242 Recruitment selection hiring management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students discover a wide range of skills and techniques that will help them attain mastery of the recruitment, selection and hiring process. They will discover some of the best recruitment methods to use. They will learn what entails a successful recruitment campaign and master the art of effective interviews in mock situations and further apply knowledge gained in recruitment, selection and hiring at their workplace.

FM243

FM243 Managing mediation processes - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students explore and apply methods and processes of conflict mediation for resolution. They will discuss human resource conflicts in case study situations and the impact these conflicts have on relationships and decision-making. Students will practice applying listening skills, how to weigh out arguments, avoiding defensive and emotional negotiation processes. Students will also acquire specific skills needed to improve their skills in negotiation that opens pathways to creative problem solving, team building, and improved relationships in workplaces.

FM244

FM244 Labor-Management relations & Collective Bargaining Agreement - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to the concepts of managing labor relations and collective bargaining. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills in managing relationship between employers and employees and their respective trade unions. Students also acquire the knowledge to distinguish between the different types and levels of bargaining. Concepts and theory behind industrial relations are explored and case studies analyzed and applied in managing labor relations in organizations.

FM245

FM245 Managing diversity in the workplace - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in managing diversity in the workplace. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concept of diversity in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance of managing diversity and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better manage diversity that impacts positively on organization’s performance.

FM246

FM246 Introduction to international HRM - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, student appreciate the growing internationalization of the world in which HRM is conducted, understand the additional complexity of HRM in an international context,  be able to describe the key features of the three main approaches to HRM and be able to identify some of the key HR challenges facing organizations working internationally.