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Professional Human Resources Management

Undergraduate Major


Professional Human Resources Management Major (BCom)


Learn how to maximise employee wellbeing and organisational performance.

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Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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).

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.

Professional Human Resource Management is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major* or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

*Note: if you wish to do a double major, you will undertake the Human Resource Management Major, which has eight units, allowing you to study a second major.

The Professional Human Resources Management major includes four additional units to extend your knowledge of HRM theory and practice.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin Business School (CBS) to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their business degree, these internships are for course credit and provide real-world exposure to our students.

These business internships will not only give students credit towards their degree, they will receive the industry experience and practical skills needed to achieve great things after graduation and give employers the opportunity to support and lend their expertise to the students, encouraging the future workforce, whilst being assisted to meet their business goals.

Industry engagement and internship opportunities

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.

Career information

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Training Officer
  • Training and Development Professional

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate leadership in ensuring ethical practice, professional integrity, intercultural awareness and inclusivity in Human Resources Management
  • Apply relevant Human Resources Management theory, concepts and practice to the contemporary and future labour markets. Demonstrate leadership capability, critical thinking, and creativity in the development and implementation of requisite Human Resources Management practice.
  • Explain the impact of political, economic social and legal influences on the practice of Human Resources Management in domestic and international contexts. Demonstrate awareness of key sustainability processes and outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals and groups to facilitate high performance teamwork. Use, critically evaluate and apply Human Resources Management technologies to maximise individual and organisational performance and well-being
  • Apply relevant Human Resources Management theory, concepts and practice to the contemporary and future labour markets and demonstrate leadership in the application of Human Resources Management skills and practices.

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRU-PRHRM
  • Last updated on: November 21, 2019