IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
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 specialist units in employment relations, human resource strategy, development, and specialist HR functions, together with an elective study option from a key business discipline; marketing, management, accounting, economics, finance and information systems.
This human resource management course will help enhance your existing employment experience in the field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources.Read More
To complete the Master of Human Resource Management, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 11 credit points of core units and a one credit point elective unit which may be selected from any Business and Law postgraduate unit. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Students will undertake a one-credit point research training unit and one credit point research-based project unit.
Credit points of core units
Credit points of elective units
Total credit points
Plus one general postgraduate elective unit (1 credit point) offered by the Faculty of Business and Law or as approved by the Master of Human Resource Management Course Director.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3* - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.
*Students commencing in Trimester 3 can only undertake the elective unit
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include online classes and seminars and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor Degree, major or other qualification at a higher AQF level in related discipline OR
- a Bachelor Degree, major or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline plus three years relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)* OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
*Note: Must be at managerial level in HRM field
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
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 field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources and line management specialisations.
The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Graduates may be eligible for entry into the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) Program.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcomes||Course Learning Outcomes|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Integrate advanced understanding of a contemporary body of knowledge in human resource management to operate as a skilled HR professional in business.|
|Communication||Select and apply advanced appropriate communication skills within the context of human resource management.|
|Digital literacy||Select and apply appropriate digital technologies to identify and disseminate complex information, concepts and theories in human resource management.|
|Critical thinking||Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesize human resource related knowledge to respond to specialised and authentic contexts encountered by human resource professionals.|
|Problem solving||Relate and develop advanced problem solving skills necessary to conceptualise and solve human resource issues in the workplace.|
|Self-management||Employ a range of advanced skills in undertaking independent learning in human resource management.|
|Teamwork||Apply team working skills in addressing human resource issues in the contemporary workplace.|
|Global citizenship||Evaluate emerging global human resource issues as they effect organisations.|
How to apply
Apply direct to Deakin
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Need more information on how to apply?
- Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management (M515)
- Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management (M615)
Credit for prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.