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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|BUSN20020 - This 12cp unit will involve the student being placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. The student will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within their host organisation. Students must undertake this unit in their final trimester of their course.|
|Year||Number of Students|
|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|
|Number of units: 12||Total credit points: 72|
The course consists of 12 core units and 4 electives.
|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|
|HRMT20028||Organisational Change Management|
|HRMT20026||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20030||Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20025||International Human Resource Management|
|HRMT20029||International Employment Relations|
|BUSN20016||Research in Business|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
Choose 4 electives from any 6 credit point postgraduate units, or select BUSN20020 Business Internship OR BUSN20021 Research Project plus two other electives, provided pre- or co-requisites have been satisfied. Students should choose units that will enhance their career development and are relevant for their course of study.
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.