Master of Human Resource Management

Postgraduate coursework

Refine your skills in hiring practices and leadership when studying a Master of Human Resource Management at Deakin.

Key facts

English language requirements

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

Duration

Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, the Master of Human Resource Management is typically 1 or 1.5 years duration.

  • 1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points
  • 1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points
Deakin courses can also be studied part time over a longer period.

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

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 human resource management is now generally a requirement of managers throughout organisations.

This course offers highly industry relevant units in the areas of employment relations, human resource strategy, leadership and management development, in addition to specialist HR functions, together with an elective study option from a key business discipline; such as marketing, management, accounting, economics, finance and information systems.

This human resource management course will also help enhance your existing employment experience in the specialised field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources.

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Course structure

The Master of Human Resource Management is typically 8 or 12 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 12 credit points, you study 11 credit points of core units and one credit point elective unit, plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0 - credit point compulsory unit). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

The elective may be selected from:-

  • any Business and Law postgraduate unit, or
  • any postgraduate unit offered by the University subject to eligibility and approved by the Course Director.

Students will undertake a one-credit point research training unit and one credit point research-based project unit.

11

Credit points of core units

1

Credit points of elective units

12

Total credit points

Key information

Award granted
Master of Human Resource Management
Year

2020 course information

Deakin code
M782
Level
Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
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 9.

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:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3* - November

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.

*Students commencing in Trimester 3 can only undertake the elective unit

Additional course information


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 online classes and seminars 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 provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.

More information: WIL Programs

Entry requirements

Entry information

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.

1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

• Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
• Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
• Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, or
• Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

• Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
• Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
• Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.


 

Recognition of prior learning

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 Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning.
Your Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

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 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 might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

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Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:

Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance


Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


Entry pathways

Alternative exits

Frequently asked questions

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How much does it cost to study at Deakin?

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Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?

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Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Why choose Deakin

Career outcomes

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 specialised field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources and/or in the roles as executives, general and line managers with people management responsibilities.

Professional recognition

AHRI Accreditation logoThe 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.

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.

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.
   

 


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