Graduate Diploma in Management

The Graduate Diploma of Management is the next step up from the Graduate Diploma and provides a pathway on to the Masters qualification.

The Graduate Diploma consists of eight units, four from the Graduate Certificate qualification and four new units.

To be eligible to enter into this qualification, you need to have five years middle management experience and a Bachelor degree. Alternatively, you may progress from the Graduate Certificate level to the Graduate Diploma with a satisfactory grade average.

The eight units in the Graduate Diploma are:

Leading, Managing and Developing People

People must be carefully managed, led and developed in order to enhance their competencies, motivation and subsequent performance. The approach taken in this unit will greatly assist the manager to understand the nature of people in our workplaces and assist individuals and teams to be more productive. This unit is a pre-requisite for the Human Resource Management unit.

Managing Financial Resources

A manager responsible for the performance of a section within an organisation has an increasingly difficult task. Financial resources must be carefully managed in order to achieve maximum returns with minimum risk. The educational approach taken in this unit will greatly assist the manager to understand the financial questions, analyse them appropriately and respond to them effectively.

Managing Operational Improvement

The change imperative for Australian organisations is crystal-clear: they must accept the challenge to become world-competitive. This unit introduces participants to contemporary management theories that must be applied across organisations (public and private, manufacturing and service) to obtain the highest value outcomes for customers (stakeholders) at the lowest possible costs while making the most of organisational resources.

Marketing for Managers

This unit introduces the theories and principles of marketing required for effective business practice to meet the needs of customers and achieve the organisation’s objectives.

Managing, Developing and Implementing Strategy

While strategic management is crucial to an organisation’s direction and growth, it is generally recognised as the most complex and challenging aspect of management. The very best organisations recognise that an understanding of strategy is essential for all employees and is not reserved for senior managers alone. This unit is a pre-requisite for the Leadership and General Management unit.

Economics for Managers

This unit aims to introduce underlying principles of micro and macro economics to the participant. It will enable the practicing manager to appreciate and understand how the economist thinks and will develop a framework for making choices and decisions using economic concepts.

Business Decision Making and Analysis

This unit introduces and explores the underlying principles of strategic decision making. It aims to develop awareness and competency in making thorough, insightful, effective and creative strategic decisions in line with organisational resources and capabilities.

Human Resource Management

This unit introduces managers to the basic principles that underpin the human resource management function of an organisation. Operational aspects of human resource management such as workforce planning, strategic staffing, training and development and performance management are linked to the overall strategy for the business. Participants must have completed the Leading, Managing and Developing People unit prior to attempting this unit.

You may also be required to complete the Academic Study Skills unit which will develop your skills in writing academic essays and reports, explain plagiarism and referencing, and help you get into the mode of regular study.

Further Information

The 2017 ABS Higher Education Program Guide and Application Booklet is available for download below:

Download the 2017 Higher Education Guide

Download the Application Booklet