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Human Resources

Masters by Coursework

MC-HUMRES

Course
Master of Human Resources
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).

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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.

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 and critically evaluate the relevant theories, concepts and techniques relating to human resource management functions and apply them to designing solutions to human resources problems
  • find, assess and synthesise disparate information, including specialist and non-specialist knowledge, from credible sources to make evidence-based judgements 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 and critically evaluate and use appropriate technologies in these tasks.
  • evaluate international and domestic human resources management practices and industrial relations contexts, recognising how human resources practices differ globally; apply a range of perspectives in order to solve issues of global relevance in an ethical, responsible and sustainable way; 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.
  • 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

Admission criteria

Students require a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution OR 5 years of relevant work experience.

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:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2022

Student typeCost
Domestic $29,500*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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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  • Curtin course code: MC-HUMRES
  • CRICOS code: 027236B
  • Last updated on: January 20, 2022