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Human Resources

Masters by Coursework

MC-HUMRES

Course
Master of Human Resources
CRICOS
027236B
Duration
1 year, 6 months full-time
Credit
300
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Build your capabilities working in human resource management in Australia and internationally.

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Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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).

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. It 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.

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. 

It 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 Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Graduate Diploma in Human Resources are nested within this course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • 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.

Professional recognition

Career information

Careers

  • Human resource professional
  • Management consultant
  • Policy and planning manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Training and development professional
  • Workplace relations advisor

Industries

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

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

Entry 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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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

Essential course prerequisites

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in a related discipline, a bachelor degree in any discipline and relevant substantial work experience or a Graduate Certificate in a related field.

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.

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $45,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $46,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,600*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

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

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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