Fostering Global Business Leaders 

The Graduate Certificate in Workforce Planning at UNSW Canberra is designed to develop the skills that will improve organisational productivity and outcomes. Students will obtain an understanding of the links between strategy, people and organisational systems. They will understand the importance of identifying, analysing and addressing strategic workforce issues, complemented by learning statistical techniques for analysing these issues.       

Students will learn about key workforce planning concepts and have the opportunity to apply these concepts to real-world issues; they will be encouraged to generate new ideas by integrating program content.

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


6 months full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode



This fully online Graduate Certificate balances theory with practical knowledge, offering students the opportunity to learn how to develop effective future workforce plans.

Find out more

For more information on this degree, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • To complete the requirements of a Graduate Certificate of Workforce Planning, students must complete 24 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing four 6-UOC courses from the list in the handbook entry for the program.

  • Please note: Program rules are subject to change. Students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
    ZBUS8314 People and Systems Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8317 Workforce Planning Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8307 Systems Dynamics Modelling Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZPEM8311 Data Analysis and Applications Distance Mode Not Offered



    Code Course Semester 1 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023

    Strategic Management

    Distance Mode Distance Mode

    Strategic Human Resources 

    Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8147 The Business of Managing Projects Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8148  Economic World View Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8149 Finance for Decision-Making Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8315 Driving Performance Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8316 Developing Organisational Capability Not Offered Distance Mode
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the online handbook

  • Limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this degree to eligible domestic students who commence in S2 2022 only. CSP are not available for any new admission or deferred admission in this degree for 2023 commencement and onwards. Further information regarding UNSW PG Commonwealth Supported Places can be found here including eligibility and CSP Tuition Fees. 

    Please note that CSP won't be available to Defence students in this degree if their study is funded via Defence PG ADFA Study Scheme. 

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr Ripon Chakrabortty

Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5000