Postgraduate

Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Discover how to find the right employees, keep them, and motivate them to perform better.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates may be employed in a range of industry globally. Outcomes include:

  • HR manager
  • HR director
  • Recruitment manager
  • Talent manager
  • Director of people and culture
  • Training and development
  • Contract development
  • Expatriate administration
  • HR policy review
  • HR consultant

Graduates may be employed in a range of industry globally. Outcomes include:

  • HR manager
  • HR director
  • Recruitment manager
  • Talent manager
  • Director of people and culture
  • Training and development
  • Contract development
  • Expatriate administration
  • HR policy review
  • HR consultant

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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Further Study

After relevant work experience, Master of Business Administration (MBA).
After relevant work experience, Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. 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 this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$64,200.00

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

Postgraduate – onshore students

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

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$75,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$77,200.00

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

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations or Graduate Certificate in Commerce at UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

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 postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Postgraduate study in Human Resources and Employment Relations will provide you with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas.

This course is suitable for professionals working in the human resources and employment relations area who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge, and also for those wishing to move into the field.

About the course

The Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations explores how the proper management of employees contributes towards organisational effectiveness, asking questions such as:
  • How do we find the right employees?
  • How do we keep them?
  • How do we motivate employees to maximise their performance?
  • How do we assess employee performance?

In addition, the course examines the organisation of work, management of employees, role of unions, development of cooperation and negotiation and ways in which conflict can emerge and be managed.

Graduates will be able to confidently apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to solve people management problems in a range of industry contexts.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for:

  • Senior management or professionals working in the human resources and employment relations area who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge.
  • Recent Business or Commerce graduates who have specialised in management or human resources and who desire additional capabilities in the relevant field.
  • Those wishing to move into the field from another industry.
Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41660
CRICOS code
  • 083269F
Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41660
CRICOS code
  • 083269F
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Students are required to complete all core units plus 24 points chosen from a combination of Options A, B or C.
MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

Why study this course?

This course provides students with a unique opportunity due to:

  1. Its integration of research and theory with practical application in a range of government, industry and not-for-profit organisations;
  2. A diverse team of teaching staff who bring together practical experience in a variety of employment contexts, as well as internationally recognised research.
  3. A suite of practical work-based learning activities that include industry placements and research projects.
MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

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Monika Antoszewska
MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

Hands-on experience

Many of our units require students to undertake industry-based projects working with leading organisations including government, business, trade unions and not-for-profits.

Our set of work-based learning options provide opportunities for students to undertake industry-based internships. Currently, we have students exploring generalist HR and specialist roles such as learning and development, workforce planning, employment relations and organisation development, in a range of sectors including accountancy firms, banks, resources companies, health care, emergency services and law.

Students also have access to mentoring opportunities from within the Business School’s wide ranging industry and alumni community.

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Accreditation

The Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Graduates who meet the requisite work experience requirements are eligible for direct entry into the Unit 4 Capstone: Applied Project in Organisational Capability of the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) Program. Completion of the capstone project will award AHRI certification, CAHRI-CP.

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Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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