Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)

Undergraduate degree

Gain insight into the fundamentals of psychological science and human resource management with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology).

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
75.85
Waterfront:
NP?
Cloud:
NP?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021
Late VTAC entry closes 6 November 2020 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) empowers you to see human resources from a different angle. By exploring the human mind in a business context, you'll have a significant advantage when performing key functions in your human resources (HR) role, from recruitment and workplace negotiations, to creating high-performance environments.

You'll graduate with a more targeted knowledge base in psychology. This allows you to take a scientific approach to the day-to-day functions of a HR professional. Your deep understanding of human behaviour will be crucial when it comes to analysing employee performance, developing strong organisational culture and selecting the right person for the job. The course has been recognised by key accreditation bodies in HR and psychology as a degree that closely reflects the needs of the industry, largely due to our practical learning opportunities, including industry placements and overseas study tours.

If you're interested in HR, why not graduate with complementary skills in psychology that make you stand out from the pack?

At the core of human resources is understanding the person in front of you. What motivates them? What holds them back? What role suits their strengths? The Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) prepares you for these questions and more. You'll graduate with a keen sense for the underlying factors behind common workplace challenges. And through practical learning underpinned by the latest research, you'll be able to provide evidence-based solutions to these very challenges.

By applying a psychology lens to human resource management, you'll have a decided advantage in core competencies relating to:

  • employee relations
  • change and performance management
  • organisational culture
  • teamwork
  • research methods.

The diverse range of units on offer gives you a broader perspective of the challenges faced in HR, while at the same time preparing you for the realities of modern business. Learn the fundamentals of human resources by studying units such as organisational behaviour, change management and workplace counselling and negotiation. Then complement this knowledge with psychology units including brain, biology and behaviour, psychological science and the human mind. This dual expertise doesn't just make you better at your job – it makes you much more attractive to employers.

Deakin's Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) is closely linked to industry and provides opportunities to apply the skills you learn in the classroom in real-world settings. Our work-integrated learning program gives you a taste of your future career in human resources. Spend valuable time at an organisation, working alongside professionals and building networks that enhance your career prospects. You'll also have the chance to enrich your uni experience with an international study tour. Past tours have seen students explore intercultural management in Norway and dispute resolution in Sri Lanka.


 

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) students must attain 24 credit points of core units. All units in the Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) are worth 1 credit point, so you must take 24 units (think of units as ‘subjects’) to complete your degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must also complete the following:

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

 

Core units

  • Foundations of Psychological Science
  • Foundations of Psychological Practice
  • Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • Psychology B: Individual and Social Development
  • Psychology Research Methods (Introductory)
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • The Human Mind
  • Human Social Behaviour
  • Psychology Research Methods (Intermediate)
  • Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Brain, Biology and Behaviour
  • Management
  • Intrapersonal Skills
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Workplace Counselling and Negotiation
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Practice
  • Business Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Employment Relations
  • And one credit point from:

  • Research Methods Capstone
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • And one credit point from:

  • Cultural Engagement
  • Consultancy Experience
  • Entrepreneurship Experience
  • Internship
  • Compulsory 0-credit point unit

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)
    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code

    1400410681 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400510681 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400610681 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

    Deakin code
    M335
    CRICOS code?
    0101801
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    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:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Students and Applicants to Geelong Waterfront Campus
    Travel between campuses will be required to complete Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology). On-campus Business and Law units are taught at Waterfront campus and on-campus Faculty of Health units are taught at Waurn Ponds Campus.

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Students admitted to this course will be given advice on unit selection, however students must take responsibility for planning their own studies within the course structure and course rules.

    Part-time study is available via Campus and Cloud (online) mode.  Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.

    Course duration - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    Workload

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course includes a mandatory 1 credit point Work Integrated Learning experience chosen from the specified list above.

    More information: WIL Programs

    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following.

    Prerequisite subjects

    Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

    ATAR

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    VET education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in any Business, English other than EAL, any Information Technology, Maths: Further Mathematics or Psychology equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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.

    Please note that a maximum of five credit points can be granted for Psychology core units.


    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    The estimated tuition fee for this course is not currently available due to pending Government legislation.
    Learn more about fees.

    The estimated tuition fee for Commonwealth supported places (CSP) is not currently available due to the Job-ready Graduates Package – higher education reforms recently announced by the Australian Government.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of 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.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    VTAC applications are now open for:

    • current Year 12 students.

    Apply to VTAC after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Direct applications are now open for:

    • recent Year 12 students who completed secondary education in the past two years
    • applicants with work and life experience
    • applicants with TAFE experience
    • applicants with higher education experience.
    • Please note: If you’re applying for more than one course, you need to apply through VTAC.

      Apply to Deakin after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) with our pathways finder.

    Expand your career options and create pathways into further study.

    Contact information

    Student Services Network (Faculty of Business and Law)
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    The specialist course will provide a highly unique skillset for students interested in understanding how internal psychological states and external work environment factors affect employee productivity in a variety of organisational contexts. As such graduates will be highly sought after for their capacity to scientifically identify opportunities for organisational growth relating to personnel in a range of industries.

    Students will have a competitive advantage in applications for HR graduate opportunities over other graduates of typical business/HR degrees through their capacity to quantify and explain ‘why’ and ‘by how much’ changes in human resources will positively impact on a range of business outputs

     

    • Employee Relations Officer
    • Human Resources Compensation Officer
    • Human Resources Consultant
    • Industrial Relations Officer
    • Organisational Development Consultant
    • Training and Development Manager.

    Professional recognition

    AHRIThe Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

     

     

    Deakin Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.

    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.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Integrate theoretical knowledge of the disciplines of psychology and human resources/organisational behaviour in relation to human behaviour; apply a broad and coherent knowledge of psychology and human resources/organisational behaviour.

    Communication

    Communicate knowledge and arguments effectively using the most appropriate means utilising clear, discipline appropriate, coherent and well-developed communication skills, including oral, written, and visual communications.

    Digital Literacy

    Utilise online technologies to interact with others, access research and evaluate empirical evidence; and create and disseminate human resources/organisational behaviour and psychology-relevant content.

    Critical thinking

    Identify and critically evaluate information from diverse sources including academic and other; develop arguments, reports, or commentaries based on empirical research and apply these skills in diverse contexts.

    Problem Solving

    Identify existing and theoretical problems related to human resources/organisational behaviour and psychology; design, plan, and construct solutions to these problems using knowledge of existing human resources/organisational behaviour practice and empirical research; apply knowledge and skills toward the development of these solutions.

    Self-management

    Engage in independent learning and personal responsibility while managing resources and timelines; and use a self-reflective lens toward personal and professional development within the practices of human resources and psychology.

    Teamwork

    Collaborate and communicate psychology and human resources principles and practices effectively in interdisciplinary teams; collaborate and engage to work and learn in a range of environments including communities of practice, research, and professional practice.

    Global Citizenship

    Embody the value of global citizenship by engaging ethically, responsibly, sustainably, and effectively with local and global communities within diverse cultural, social, and regulatory frameworks.

     

     

    * 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    # ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)