Master of Human Resource Management

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Human Resource Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$32,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M782
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

* Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 3 can only undertake the elective unit(s).

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Human Resource Management is a specialised course designed to provide a qualification for graduates in business, government and industry.

In addition, the course aims to meet the needs of senior management whose duties require them to take on responsibilities in human resources development and management. The course provides students with the skills and knowledge required for human resource development and management roles.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Professional recognition

The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

This course requires completion of 12 credit points, including 11 credit points of core units and one general postgraduate business and law elective unit, selected from the Faculty of Business and Law or as approved by the Master of Human Resource Management Course Director.

Course structure

Core units

MMH701Human Resource Strategy

MMH702Strategic Staffing

MMH703Developing People and Organisations

MMH704Performance Management and Reward

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH710Rights and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management

MMH753Human Resource Management in the Global Context

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

MMH754Applied Research Project in Human Resource Management (2 credit points)

plus 1 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.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

Course Learning Outcomes

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.

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience^


- Bachelor degree in a related discipline


- Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience^


- Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) and 3 years relevant work experience^


- Deakin Graduate Certificate of Business Administration


- Graduate Certificate in a general business discipline


^Relevant work experience: must be at a managerial level in the Human Resource Management field


Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.


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.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

Credit for prior learning - specific

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact