The education you will gain in this program builds the necessary knowledge base for working in employment relations, but the emphasis is knowledge in action, as inspired by the Australia Human Resource Institute’s capabilities for HR professionals and Western Sydney Graduate Attributes designed to bring knowledge to life.
Students acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding of the challenges of managing people strategically in complex and turbulent environments. The program equips graduates with the ability to analyse and address a changing business environment, appropriate for careers in Australia and internationally.
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Human Resource Management at Western
Effective employment relationships have always been important, but intensified competition and rising community and employee expectations mean human resource management and industrial relations are crucial for organisational and personal success.
The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Accreditation means that the program has effective quality assurance and that learning addresses the Model of Excellence of the AHRI, derived from international research on HR competencies.
Graduates of our Masters degree who have met the requisite work experience requirements will be eligible for direct entry into the Subject 4 Capstone: Applied Project in Organisational Capability of the AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC). Completion of the Capstone project will award AHRI certification, Certified Practitioner (CPHR).
The School of Business has been awarded AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation for its excellence in business education.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $31,760*
Delivery: On campus
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As a human resources graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Human Resource Manager
- Human Resource administration within private enterprise
- Human Resource Planning with a government agency
- Industrial Relations Manager
Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.
Policy and Planning Manager
Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.
Human Resource Clerk
Human Resources Clerks maintain and update personnel records such as information on transfers and promotions, employee leave taken and accumulated, salaries, superannuation and taxation, degrees and training.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.