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Human Resource Management

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-HRMGM

Major
Human Resource Management Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
200

Outline

Human Resources (HR) is the management of people within organisations and their employment relationships. Develop knowledge and skills to initiate and develop strategies and programs to attract and engage a highly committed and proficient workforce.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)

I undertook an internship at AHG working within their HR team. It was a generalist HR role focusing on creating a functional exit survey process and presenting retention strategies from the survey data. A few months after completing my internship, I was invited back part time as a member of their HR team. It has been such a valuable experience enhancing my knowledge in the world of HR, allowing me to gain transferable skills not only to my degree but to my future career.

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Professionally accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Human resource management (HRM) is about maximising employee and organisational performance and wellbeing. An organisation’s HRM strategy helps the company meet its overarching strategic goals.

In this major, you will study recruitment and selection, performance and conflict management, training and development, remuneration, strategic human resource management and HRM metrics and analytics.

Working with our expert instructors, you’ll develop the skills and competencies needed to pursue a career working as a manager in small businesses, medium and large local and multinational enterprise and not-for-profit organisations.

If you wish to extend your knowledge of HRM theory and practice and do not want to undertake a second major, we recommend you instead study the Professional Human Resources Management major instead, which contains four more HRM-based units.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

Recommended specialisations:

Why study

  • Pursue your interest of organising and working closely with people. In today’s corporate environment, there is a strong demand for professionals with high levels of communication, management and relationship skills.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). 

You may be eligible for membership of AHRI once you graduate.

Career information

Careers

  • Change manager
  • Diversity and inclusion officer
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Human resources consultant
  • People and culture specialist
  • People manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Training officer
  • Trade union official

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Public relations
  • Resources
  • Retail
  • Services

What you'll learn

  • access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to make valid and supported judgments about management issues
  • communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for various audiences and contexts
  • use and apply technologies, recognizing their advantages and limitations when applied to management
  • take responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and actively participating in varied learning experiences
  • think globally and consider management issues from a variety of perspectives
  • actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice
  • demonstrate leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently
  • select and apply theories, concepts and techniques to describe, understand, analyse and evaluate management issues and problems
  • think critically and creatively to generate solutions to management problems and apply logical and rational processes to make decisions

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

  • Recipients of the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship will receive an early offer to study this course.

  • Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • If you’re an indigenous applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English and either verbal or quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • STAT entry : Written English and either verbal or quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

Admission criteria may be different if you are studying this major as part of a double degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-HRMGM
  • Last updated on: August 6, 2021