Master of Human Resource Management
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Human Resource Management|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
3 years part-time
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)*
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$26,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|Deakin course code||M782|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.|
*Students commencing in Trimester 3 can only undertake the elective unit(s).
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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 HR 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.
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.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, 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.
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.
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.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014|
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.
|MMH701||Human Resource Strategy|
|MMH703||Developing People and Organisations|
|MMH704||Performance Management and Reward|
|MMH709||Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness|
|MMH710||Rights and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management|
|MMH753||Human Resource Management in the Global Context|
|MPK701||Research Design and Analysis|
|MMH707||Organisational Development and Change|
|MPP701||Research Project 1a|
|MPP702||Research Project 1B|
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.
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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience
- Bachelor degree in related discipline
- Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience
- Graduate certificate in a general business discipline
Credit for prior learning - general
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 Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
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 classes, seminars, practicals 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.