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Human Resources

Master by coursework

Build your capabilities working in human resource management in Australia and internationally.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Human Resources
  • Duration


    1 year full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

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Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

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Semester 1, 2024

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8 February 2024

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Human Resources

Above median wage

The median full-time earnings for HR Professionals in Australia is $1,732 per week, which is above the median earnings for all jobs. (most recent data from 2021)

Strong job creation

A projected 10,200 jobs for Human Resource Professionals are expected to be created between 2021 and 2026.

Job growth

Jobs for Human Resources Professionals are expected to grow strongly, with a projected increase of 13.1% by 2026.

Human Resources



The Master of Human Resources is designed for managers, human resource professionals and consultants wanting to develop and expand their knowledge, personal and professional skills. It is also appropriate for graduates and professionals from other fields, who want to enhance their understanding of the management of human resources and industrial relations.

The course meets the continuing development requirements of professionals in the field, enabling graduates to advance themselves in the complex and changing organisational climates of Australia and worldwide. 

It features both guided independent study and team projects and course units cover key strategic and practical topics of relevance in today's evolving HR environment.

Graduates of this course have the specific skills and relevant industry knowledge to become an HR Generalist or HR Specialist.

What jobs can the Human Resources lead to?


  • Human resource professional
  • Management consultant
  • Policy and planning manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Training and development professional
  • Workplace relations advisor


  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail
  • Services

What you'll learn

  • synthesise and critically evaluate the relevant theories, concepts and techniques relating to human resource management functions and apply them to designing solutions to human resources problems
  • find, assess and synthesise disparate information, including specialist and non-specialist knowledge, from credible sources to make evidence-based judgements and decisions about human resource issues within organisations
  • employ empathetic and effective communication practices appropriate to influence, lead and manage and disseminate information in organisational human resources management and research contexts and critically evaluate and use appropriate technologies in these tasks.
  • evaluate international and domestic human resources management practices and industrial relations contexts, recognising how human resources practices differ globally; apply a range of perspectives in order to solve issues of global relevance in an ethical, responsible and sustainable way; and engage in opportunities for ongoing learning that build the body of professional knowledge in the field of human resources and contributes to personal development.
  • incorporate culturally competent practices into human resources work and interactions within organisations, through critical self-reflection and modelling
  • demonstrate ethical professional conduct and leadership reflecting organisational values, culture and goals in human resources management practice and research

Why study Human Resources

Build your network

Students and graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Top 1% in the world

We’re ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Professionally accredited

This course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of AHRI.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, a relevant bachelor AND 3 years work experience (documented and relevant). Applicants without a relevant bachelor will need to complete one of the Graduate Certificate pathways; GC-HUMRES Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and GC-EMPRL Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:




Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-HMRES
  • CRICOS code: 110825K
  • Last updated on: 10 December 2023

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