Program Overview

The Master of Human Resource Management teaches students the skills and knowledge to manage people within an organisation to be efficient and effective in their approach to work, which is fundamental to all business activity. This program empowers students to apply their knowledge within complex organisational environments to develop and lead high-performing teams and workforces.

If you’re looking to advance your career in human resource management (HRM), employment relations (ER) or consulting, the Master of Human Resource Management is for you. You will develop a deep knowledge of people management skills and concepts and guiding principles for strategically managing your workforce while learning to manage workplace conflict and other challenges.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 41,080


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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The Master of Human Resource Management is delivered by a highly qualified, award-winning teaching faculty, willing to leverage their strong relationships with state and federal government for the benefit of your student experience; supported by the Professor of Employment Studies.

You will use problem-based learning and other active learning techniques to build skills in research, critical thinking and problem-solving, and develop your confidence and capability to apply your knowledge in the professional environment.

The Master of Human Resource Management comprises of 12 courses (120 units) which includes eight compulsory core courses and four directed elective courses. The core courses have been devised to focus on your advanced learning in the knowledge and practice areas of human resource management, including:

  • human resource management and strategy
  • human resource and organisation development
  • managing people in international contexts
  • employment relations
  • negotiation and conflict resolution

In addition to the theoretical studies you will engage in practical, real-world exercises and assessments, drawn from a range of sectors and industries.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Human Resource Management will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. 
  • Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.


AUD 41,080 (indicative annual fee)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units).

At the completion of your Master of Human Resource Management you will be positioned as a leader in the field and have the credentials to show you have the distinct HR competencies companies are looking for. You will be able to apply relevant, rigorous human resource management and employee relations theory to a variety of workforce situations, and develop and implement evidence-based strategies to address individual, group and organisational challenges. Our graduates have gone on to work successfully in local, national and multinational organisations worldwide.

You will graduate with the opportunity to embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • Human Resource Advisor or Manager
  • Learning and development / training and development advisor or manager
  • Organisation Development or Effectiveness Manager
  • Employment Relations or Industrial Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Senior Union Official or Senior Employer Association Advisor
  • Policy Advisor to government organisations
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