Master of Human Resource Management

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Human Resource Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

3 years part-time

Next available intake

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

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M782

Please note:

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course 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 change management, employee relations, business strategy and analysis, together with elective study options from the key business disciplines of 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.

Professional recognition

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

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Full-fee paying place

A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Fee information for all domestic students

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 information is provided as 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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

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 rules

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.

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)

 

Elective units

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.


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.

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^

or

 - Bachelor degree in related discipline

or

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

or

- Graduate certificate of Business Administration (M501)

or

- Graduate certificate in a general business discipline

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

 

Minimum entry requirements from trimester 2 2016

- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience

or

 - Bachelor degree in related discipline

or

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

or

 - 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.

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 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.