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Psychology and Human Resource Management

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Use your knowledge in psychology to help resolve issues in the workplace, recruit and engage employees and improve individual and team performance.

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Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course provides a good basis in the scientific discipline of psychology alongside applications in human resource management professions.

It equips you with highly marketable knowledge and skills that allow you to engage with a broad range of managers, professionals and consultants.

You'll graduate with the necessary skills to work in human resource management, health and community services, employment and training, welfare agencies, and development both in government and private enterprise.

You'll also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in either professional application or research.

To become a registered psychologist after graduating from this degree, you will need to complete a further year of psychology study and then two years of skills-based training.

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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 Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Upon graduating you will be eligible to apply for professional membership to the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). To be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society you must complete an additional year of undergraduate psychology study.

Career information


  • Clerical officer - local government
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Psychologist
  • Public relations officer
  • Recruitment consultant.


  • Community health
  • Education
  • Government
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Public relations
  • Welfare.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid discipline knowledge and questionable esoteric theory and practice; select and apply theories, concepts and techniques to describe, understand, analyse and evaluate management issues and problems
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions; think critically and creatively to generate solutions to management problems and apply logical and rational processes to make decisions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology; access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to make valid and supported judgments about management issues
  • communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities; communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for various audiences and contexts
  • select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice; use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to management
  • demonstrate ability for self-directed learning and reflective practice; take responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and actively participating in varied learning experiences
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology; think globally and consider management issues from a variety of perspectives
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity; actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice
  • independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner; demonstrate leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently

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.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for 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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,200*
Total indicative course fee $134,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $34,700*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,200*
Total indicative course fee $136,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $34,700*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. 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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-PSYCHRM
  • CRICOS code: 080702G
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021