Master of Human Resource Management

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  • Awarded by

    UNSW Online

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Accelerated; complete in as little as 2 years

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Human Resources Officer | Human Resources Manager | Human Resources Administrator | Human Resources Director | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    This coveted Master of Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online is strategically designed to furnish you with practical skills and knowledge relevant to the modern HR landscape, positioning you as a catalyst for positive change in people, performance, and organisational culture. Emphasising a focus on people rather than mere processes, this program facilitates a deep understanding of how to apply effective human resource management approaches to resolve business challenges and shape overall organisational strategy.

    By engaging with subject matter experts, you will acquire in-demand and contemporary skills, unlocking immediate career value. The program offers opportunities for career advancement, allowing you to specialise in areas of human resource management aligned with your professional objectives. Alternatively, you can choose a broader path by opting for a more comprehensive selection of electives.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course, you'll need:

    • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
    • 3 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to human resources or business; AND
    • To be proficient in the English language.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing this Master of Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online, you will cover the following subjects:

    Core courses

    • Human Resource Policies and Practices
    • Human Resource Strategies
    • Managing People and Organisations
    • Introduction to Employment Law

    Elective courses (choose eight available electives from the following options):

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion elective courses

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Employee Wellbeing and Engagement
    • Sustainability and Human Resources

    Leadership and Organisational elective courses

    • Leadership Development
    • Organisational Development

    Human Resource Analytics elective courses

    • Human Resource Analytics
    • Human Resource Information Systems
    • Introductory Data Analysis

    Further elective courses

    • Attracting, Evaluating and Retaining Talent
    • Career Navigator
    • Change Management
    • Strategic Consulting Project
    • Managing Pay and Performance
    • Managing Yourself and Others
  • Why UNSW Online?

    Study 100% Online with UNSW. A World Leader.  

    UNSW is a globally recognised leader in education, with a focus on industry applicable programs. When you study online with UNSW, you can expect to learn from world-class academics and collaborate with ambitious, like-minded individuals. 

    Study at Australia’s Global University. Anywhere, anytime. 

    Studying online at UNSW means that you have the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your life and career goals. The programs have been designed with busy working professionals in mind so you can study one course at a time, 100% online & accelerated, whilst working full-time. 

    Designed by Industry for Industry. 

    The UNSW online programs have been developed in close consultation with industry experts equipping you with applicable and career-related skills. UNSW is ranked in the top 3 universities in Australia for graduate employability, and is 27th in the world (QS University World Rankings by Graduate Employability, 2020) with each program offering advanced disciplinary depth, giving you access to the latest thinking and current research.

    Student Admissions Advisors:

    Investing in the right program for you is important to us and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to assist you with all your program and enrolment queries.

    Student Success Advisors:

    Studying online does not mean studying alone. We are here to help you make your difference. Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor (SSA), who is committed to assisting you at every stage, from enrolment through to graduation. Your SSA is on hand to help with all non-academic queries by phone or email.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course you will gain a nationally recognised Master of Human Resource Management qualification from UNSW Online. Skills and knowledge you will have gained will enable you to professionally approach your organisation's culture management and become the driver of positive change no matter what sector you work in.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential human resources career outcomes include: Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Payroll Officer, Change Manager, Work Health & Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health & Safety Assistant.

  • Let's talk price

    Please enquire for total course costs.

    The total indicative cost of completing your course depends on the elective subjects you choose to complete and any recognition of prior learning before the commencement of your studies. Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees.

    Eligible students may be able to apply for a government loan scheme, FEE-HELP.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To do this course, you'll need:

  • A recognised bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline; OR
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or public service organisation related to human resources or business; AND
  • To be proficient in the English language.


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