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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Human Resources
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Build your capabilities in Human Resource Management, particularly working in complex organisations in Australia and internationally.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
The Master of Human Resources is designed for managers, human resource professionals and consultants wanting to develop and expand their knowledge, personal and professional skills. The course meets the continuing development requirements of professionals in the field, enabling graduates to advance themselves in the complex and changing organisational climates of Australia and worldwide. The course features both guided independent study and team projects, and course units cover key strategic and practical topics of relevance in today's evolving HR environment.
The Master of Human Resources is also appropriate for graduates and professionals from other fields, who want to enhance their understanding of the management of human resources and industrial relations.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Human resources management is an evolving and dynamic field. In these courses you will acquire the specific skills and relevant industry knowledge to become an HR Generalist or HR Specialist.
- Our courses are internationally recognised, and accredited in Australia through the Australian Human Resources Institute.
- Our staff are highly qualified and knowledgeable with expertise in dedicated areas of business research. They have extensive work experience in various industries to ensure the delivery and application of the latest theories and trends in this expansive field of study.
Our Master of Human Resources was ranked the 5th best management master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Human Resources Management 2016.
Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates are eligible for membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Graduates generally find employment focusing on human resource management or industrial relations activities in the intermediary managerial level.
What you'll learn
- synthesise relevant theories, concepts and techniques and apply them to designing solutions to a range of workplace-based human resource and management issues
- critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various conceptual models relating to human resource management functions in light of contextual variables and best possible responses to human resources problems
- find, assess and synthesise disparate information, including specialist and non-specialist knowledge, from credible sources to make evidence-based judgments and decisions about human resource issues within organisations
- employ empathetic and effective communication practices appropriate to influence, lead and manage and disseminate information in organisational human resources management and research contexts
- integrate technologies, recognising their benefits and limitations, into human resource management functions and activities
- actively seek and engage in opportunities for ongoing learning that build the body of professional knowledge in the field of human resources and contributes to personal development
- evaluate international and domestic human resources management practices and industrial relations contexts, recognising how human resources practices in developing countries differ from those found in developed countries; and applying a range of perspectives in order to solve issues of global relevance
- incorporate culturally competent practices into human resources work and interactions within organisations, through critical self-reflection and modelling
- demonstrate ethical professional conduct and leadership reflecting organisational values, culture and goals in human resources management practice and research
A bachelor degree in Human Resources, or a bachelor degree in any discipline and at least five years' of substantial work experience in Human Resources. Applicants with either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline will also be considered. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other requirements and notes for this course
Depending on your background, you may be required to complete additional foundation units prior to commencing this course.
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.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MC-HUMRES
- CRICOS code: 027236B
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019