Human resource management
Managing people is a skill required by all managers in all industries. By studying human resources management you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of employment relations, strategic staffing and performance management.
Our Human Resource Management Courses: offered fully online, study and learn anywhere
Courses accredited by: the AHRI
There are vast opportunities for human resource management graduates at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You could gain employment in the following roles:
- change consultant or manager
- employment relations officer or manager
- HR administrator
- HR advisor or consultant
- HR analyst
- industrial relations officer or manager
- organisational development officer, manager or consultant
- payroll or HR compensation officer
- recruitment officer
- talent acquisition officer
- training and development officer or manager.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MAJORING IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING)
If you can’t attend on-campus lectures due to geographical reasons or work commitments, our human resource management courses are offered online through Deakin's Cloud Campus.
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Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.
We are the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation (accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)) for our Bachelor of Commerce. We’re one of only three universities in Australia with an EPAS accredited MBA.
Deakin University's Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). AHRI is the national peak association that represents human resource and management professionals.
Who we work with
Deakin's human resource management courses are offered by specialist academic staff who engage with industry academics and professionals from a diverse range of organisations, including:
- AFL Sports Ready
- Armaguard Linfox
- CPA Australia
- Cricket Australia
- Dairy Australia
- DST Global Solutions
- Fair Work Australia
- Public Transport Victoria
- Whitehorse City Council.
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