Diploma in Human Resources Management

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The Diploma in Human Resources Management (DHRM) program explores how human resources (HR) professionals deal with the management of an organization’s workforce, from the most junior member of staff to the chief executive. The focus is on HR skills that build effective relationships at all levels of the organization. During the program students will explore a number of important topics including: workforce planning, human resources development, compensation and benefits, labour relations and occupational health and safety. This program serves as a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges of today’s demanding work environments.

The program follows the competency framework as laid out by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) featuring both technical and general skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to effectively practice human resources in Canada. These competencies are required to earn the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

The program content will also prepare students for the National Knowledge Examination (NKE) which assesses HR knowledge and skills. After passing the examination, a student is considered a candidate for CHRP certification. Those considering the CHRP designation must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Full details are available from the relevant provincial HR association.

“Ashton’s DHRM program has given me the basis for every possible aspect and area that I’m working on. The instructor was very approachable, very informative, extremely skilled and knowledgeable about a multitude of facets in HR.”
Leah Klein – DHRM Graduate

Program Outline

The Program Outline details the program structure, duration, formats and specific admissions requirements. It also gives an in-depth description of each course in the program, and details on program materials.

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Tuition fees for this program are due and payable at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students with guaranteed funding arrangements will be exempt from this requirement provided that they produce documentary proof at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date.

All formats of the program are eligible for Canada Student Loans, other forms of government funding, and bank financing. However students are responsible for making their own funding arrangements and are advised to contact the relevant funder well in advance of the start date to make an application.

Tuition fees for this program can be seen on our Fees webpage:

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Note: Tuition fees (all formats) do not include the cost of required textbooks. Please see the “Program Materials” section below for more details.

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Program Materials

Please note, the tuition fee for this program does not include the cost of textbooks. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and should note that textbooks may take up to three weeks to be delivered by providers.

For a complete list of textbooks required for the Diploma in Human Resources Management program, please click the button below:

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