Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
- Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Double Major (BCom)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Complement your studies in Human Resource Management, learning to manage employment relationships effectively.
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Human resource management (HRM) is about maximising employee and organisational performance and wellbeing. An organisation’s HRM strategy helps the company meet its overarching strategic goals.
It includes effectively managing recruitment and selection, training and development, workforce planning, remuneration, employee performance and wellbeing, retention and risk management.
You will study recruitment and selection, performance and conflict management, training and development, remuneration, strategic human resource management and HRM metrics and analytics.
Working with our expert instructors, you’ll develop the skills and competencies needed to pursue a career working as a manager in small businesses, medium and large local and multinational enterprise and not-for- profit organisations.
Industrial relations is a field of practice within HRM that focuses on managing employment relationships effectively.
The Industrial relations major covers the relationship between management and the workforce, and the influence of unions, employers, employees and the government.
You will study the formal framework of industrial relations, forms of bargaining, negotiation processes, grievance processes, industrial action and dispute resolution.
This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this double major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Pursue your interest of organising and working closely with people. In today’s corporate environment, there is a strong demand for professionals with high levels of communication, management and relationship skills.
- Human resource management (HRM) is an evolving and dynamic field. You’ll acquire the skills and industry knowledge needed to become an HR Generalist or HR specialist. Other employment opportunities include: human resource manager, industrial relations officer, manager, management consultant, or learning and development manager.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.
How this course will make you industry ready
You’ll get to interact with real companies, learn from case studies and scenario-based assessments – so you’ll be ready to apply what you have learnt as soon as you graduate.
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.
The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations double major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
This double major also meets the educational requirements of the Industrial Relations Society of WA.
- Human Resources Officer
- Change Management Specialist
- Industrial Relations Officer
- Trade Union Official
- Training Officer
- Recruitment Consultant
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||6.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Other requirements and notes for this course
Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.
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 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.
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Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: MJDU-HRMIR
- Last updated on: January 16, 2020