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Workforce Management

Undergraduate Specialisation


Workforce Management Specialisation


Help ensure an efficient, happy and healthy organisation.

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Broad career options

Learn how to create workforce management strategies that address employee and organisational performance and wellbeing.

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Workforce management is a field of practice within human resources management (HRM) that focuses on the tasks required to align employees, skills and roles within an organisation to ensure an efficient and engaged workforce. 

The Workforce management specialisation covers workforce management theories, practices and processes and introduces students to ethically-based workforce management strategies that address employee and organisational performance and wellbeing. 

You will study contemporary HRM functions, including recruitment, selection and retention practices, skill and career development, and performance management.

The specialisation allows you to work closely with people and build their capacity. It will provide you with a sound understanding of HRM professional knowledge while developing and broadening your collaborative and employability skills. 

The Workforce Management specialisation offers an introduction to the core HRM functions including employment relations and change management, which are examined in greater depth in the Human Resource Management major.

Why study

The specialisation is guided by an authentic and collaborative learning design that will allow you to engage with, and learn from, industry, government and community stakeholders and real-world case studies.

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Career information


  • HR advisor/assistant
  • Diversity and inclusion specialist
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Learning & development consultant


  • Accounting
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail sector

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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CRL search

Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-HRMGM
  • Last updated on: 17/08/2022