Human Resources


Human Resources

Discover how you can ensure that employee rights, legislation, and internal procedures are effectively communicated and upheld within an organization. Learn about the many facets of this dynamic field, such as collective bargaining, hiring, compensation, financial management, and training and development.


This is a Western University accredited Diploma program. The program combines 10 courses taken from September to April with a four-month work integrated learning placement from May to August. 

Duration: One year, full-time or two years, part-time

Start: September

Location: Online, with real-time learning or In Person 

Requirements: Undergraduate Degree, with a minimum average of 70% in the last two years of study


Program: Ten required courses + One four month practicum

Full-Time Duration: One year | September to August

Part-Time Duration: Two years | Year one: September to April (5 courses), Year two: September to August (5 courses + practicum)

Start: September

Location: Online, with real-time learning or In Person 

Term Three: May to August

The guaranteed practicum component of our Diploma programs is a culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry. Gain valuable hands-on experience with mentorship from industry professionals, uniting theory and practice in the real world of work. Students must successfully complete all ten required courses and the practicum placement in order to satisfy program requirements and graduate with a Diploma in Human Resources. 

Most practicums are paid, but there are some unpaid opportunities as well. It will be up to you to decide which opportunity you would like to pursue, but there are many paid placements.

Learn more about the four month practicum placement here.


  Application Fee $100 (non-refundable) 
  Western Ancillary Fees $2000 
  Domestic Tuition $6750 
  International Tuition $15250 

Financial Aid: This program is not OSAP eligible. Explore available Bursaries and Awards.

Note: Program fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software. Ancillary Fees are an approximation, calculate your fees here

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate Degree, with a minimum average of 70% in the last two years of study.

International: A minimum overall average of 70% (around a B- or 2.7 GPA) as calculated by Western in your bachelor's degree.

Application Deadline: May 15

CHRP and CHRL Designation: This Diploma is recognized by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and meet course requirements towards CHRP/CHRL designations.  

Looking to obtain the CHRP/CHRL coursework requirement and you're already working in the field?

Students with a minimum of two years of industry experience can earn academic credit for learning acquired through previous experience. With PLAR advanced standing, you can complete the Diploma in Human Resources in 8 months. Learn more here.


Application for the Diploma in Human Resources



11 Course(s)

10 Courses + 1 Practicum