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.
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.
|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)|
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.
No information is available at this time.
|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|
The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|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.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|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|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
|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|
|MRKT20054||Service Industry Marketing|
|BUSN20021||Business Research Project|
|MGMT20132||Innovation and Sustainable Business Development|
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.