Undergraduate

Human Resource Management

A major in Human Resource Management provides you with thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas.
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

The Human Resource Management major prepares you for a career in human resources in the public sector and private organisations. It also complements other studies and careers in management.
The Human Resource Management major prepares you for a career in human resources in the public sector and private organisations. It also complements other studies and careers in management.

Further Study

Students can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations. They can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
Students can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations. They can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

What can I earn?

Human Resource Clerks - Average weekly pay - $1,230 AUD

Human Resource Managers - Average weekly pay - $2,464 AUD

Human Resource Professionals - Average weekly pay - $1,662 AUD

Earnings are median for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$164,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
Bachelor of Commerce

Maths requirement

Prerequisite subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR with a Mathematics unit completed in your first year.

Recommended subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR.

Bachelor of Commerce

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major brings together studies in management and psychology as you learn to develop a strategic approach to recruiting, training and developing an organisation's most important asset  its people. The Human Resource Management major explores how the proper management of employees contributes towards organisational effectiveness.

About The Course

Managing people is a valuable skill required by all managers in all industries. By studying Human Resource Management, you’ll explore how the proper management of employees contributes to strategic staffing and organisational effectiveness.
Human Resource Management

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HRSMT
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Human Resource Management
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HRSMT
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business

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Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

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Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love History? English? Archaeology? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

Check out the popular combinations for this major to get some inspiration on complementary areas to study.

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This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

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