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CC72 - Master of Human Resource Management

Overview

Course Overview

Organisations need to attract, select, motivate and develop people who ultimately engage in the core business of an organisation. Similarly they need to move on unproductive workers with a degree of integrity that respects the rights of individuals and relevant legal requirements. This is the function of managing human resources.

The Master of Human Resource Management course enables you to gain specialist education and training in the core elements of human resource management (HRM) applicable to local and global business environments. Covering all areas of HRM, the course facilitates your critical evaluation of contemporary theories and develops advanced skills and knowledge in the field. The course examines HR strategy, training, recruitment, performance development, diversity management and managing change, to qualify you to operate as human resource professional in domestic and international business contexts.

Career Information

Graduates enhance their career options in middle or top management positions in industry, commerce or government. Employment opportunities include specialist positions in employee recruitment and selection, training and development, strategic planning and performance management.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MHRM
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 084502E
  • SYD - 084502E
  • MEL - 084502E
  • BNE - 084502E
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements
  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent overseas qualification; or
  • a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Management, or equivalent; or.
  • a CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management, or equivalent.

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Advanced Standing (Credit for Prior Learning):

Students may be eligible for exemptions of up to 48 credit points for previously completed Graduate Diploma level studies in Human Resource Management or an Honours Degree in Human Resource Management. Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points may be granted to students who have completed a Bachelor or Honours degree in a related cognate discipline from an Australian tertiary institution or equivalent overseas qualification.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

No information is available at this time.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management CC67 - Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
Exit Awards CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management CC67 - Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
Professional Accreditation

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

Learned Society Accreditiation This course is recognised and accredited by by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN20020 - This is a 12cp unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You must undertake this unit in the final trimester of your course.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 80
2018 105
2017 94
2016 71
2015 42
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify methods to collect, analyse and interpret information for the purposes of informing evidence-based decision making in formulating human resources strategies
  • 2. Analyse human resources theories and its application in formulating strategies, frameworks, and policies appropriate to supporting organisational objectives in a variety of contexts
  • 3. Draw upon detailed knowledge of organisational change and innovation strategies to successfully manage internal and external stakeholders to support sustained organisational performance and competitive advantage
  • 4. Design and implement policies and practices which appropriately address a variety of contemporary Human Resource Management issues in particular organisational contexts
  • 5. Assess and respond to a range of ethical, social, cultural and legal challenges related to Human Resource Management and their application in the workplace
  • 6. Exhibit a high level of personal autonomy and behavior consistent with the professional practice of a Human Resource practitioner or employee.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

ALL students must undertake the following core units.

Students have the option to complete an internship or elective stream in this course and should plan their enrolment according to the core requirements of their chosen stream. It is highly recommended that students consult a Course Advisor in order to plan their enrolment from the commencement of their course. Students must follow the approved planner and undertake the internship in their final term of study.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
HRMT20027 Employment Relations
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
HRMT20029 International Employment Relations
HRMT20030 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
HRMT20028 Organisational Change Management
HRMT20026 Strategic Human Resource Management
BUSN20016 Research in Business
BUSN20019 Professional Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students may also undertake electives other than those listed provided that they meet any prerequisite and AQF level requirements. Approval is to be sought from the Head of Course or nominee.

Students who meet the prerequisite requirements and choose an internship stream in order to apply the knowledge and skills gained in this course to a professional workplace will undertake the unit BUSN20020 Business Internship and two appropriate elective units to complete their course of study.

Following the application and selection process, students placed with a host organisation will undertake their work placement for 10 consecutive weeks, working standard office hours for four days per week - approximately 320 hour in total. International student should check their work rights on their individual visa to ensure they remain compliant with visa conditions at all times. More information about visa conditions can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website. Please consult a Course Advisor as you will not be able to enrol in BUSN20020 yourself.

Students who choose, instead, to undertake the elective stream in order to enhance their career development through the study of a group of complementary units should enrol in units from the list provided below. Students may choose to undertake a 12 credit point BUSN20021 Research Project as part of this stream.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20140 Design Thinking for Managers
MGMT20145 Business and Management in the Asian Context
MGMT20149 Foundations of Public Administration
MGMT20150 Public Policy Design and Implementation
MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity
MGMT20143 Think Big
MGMT20141 Enterprise Project
MRKT20057 Global Marketing
MRKT20054 Service Industry Marketing
LAWS20061 Management Law
BUSN20020 Business Internship
BUSN20021 Business Research Project
MGMT20132 Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
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Professional Recognition

Students and graduates may be eligible to join the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI): http://www.ahri.com.au/.
AHRI is “
the national association representing human resource and people management professionals” in Australia. AHRI maintains a membership of “around 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe”. “Whether you want to develop your career, get HR support, stay in touch with the latest industry developments, or help to grow the HR and management skills of your team, AHRI membership is for you”. AHRI maintains a variety of resources for members including AHRI:Assist, free insurance cover, industry developments, career development, networking opportunities and HR publications.

Queensland Police Service

Our partnership with the Queensland Police Service recognises previous study undertaken in the QPS Management Development Program, meaning personnel may be eligible for credit of up to 6 units. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.