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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Human Resources
This Master degree normally takes one and a half years full-time study or equivalent part-time study.
- 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 working in human resource management in Australia and internationally.
Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
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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.
- 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.
- This course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
- Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of AHRI.
- Human resource professional
- Management consultant
- Policy and planning manager
- Recruitment consultant
- Training and development professional
- Workplace relations advisor
- Banking and finance
- Health care
- Public relations
- Resources and renewables
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
Students require a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution OR 5 years of relevant work experience.
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:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2022
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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).
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- Curtin course code: MC-HUMRES
- CRICOS code: 027236B
- Last updated on: January 20, 2022