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Master of Human Resource Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

The course meets the needs of current human resource practitioners wanting to extend and expand their skills and knowledge with a formal qualification and it also meets the needs of senior management whose duties require them to take on responsibilities in human resources development and management.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
M782
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

The course meets the needs of current human resource practitioners wanting to extend and expand their skills and knowledge with a formal qualification and it also meets the needs of senior management whose duties require them to take on responsibilities in human resources development and management.

Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute, this is a specialised course designed to provide enhance qualifications for graduates in business, government and industry.

Human resource management is no longer regarded as the sole responsibility of a special department. An understanding of human resource management is now generally a requirement of managers throughout organisations.

This course offers highly industry relevant units in the areas of employment relations, human resource strategy, leadership and management development, in addition to specialist HR functions, together with an elective study option from a key business discipline; such as marketing, management, accounting, economics, finance and information systems.

This human resource management course will also help enhance your existing employment experience in the specialised field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources.

Entry requirements

Depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience, your course will be 1 or 1.5 duration.

1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate Certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Related discipline refers to any business-related discipline

Relevant work experience constitutes Managerial positions or Human Resource related positions and to be clarified by the Course Coordinator where required.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

As a graduate of the Master of Human Resource Management you will have developed skills and knowledge to enhance your existing employment experience in the specialised field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources and/or in the roles as executives, general and line managers with people management responsibilities.

Course structure

The Master of Human Resource Management is typically 8 or 12 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 12 credit points, you study 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units (which may include an optional Faculty wide specialisation), plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0 - credit point compulsory unit). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Students who wish to enter the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) program are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that they take the appropriate units required for entry.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Applicants who have completed AHRI Practising Certification Program (2016-current) may be eligible for up to 4 credit points of RPL.

https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/postgraduate-by-coursework

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at Deakin University.
83.6%
Overall satisfaction
81.2%
Skill scale
68.6%
Teaching scale
92.2%
Employed full-time
$105k
Average salary