Human Resource Management

Human resource managementWhy study Human Resource Management?

We are unique in offering students a flexible approach to studying business. Take human resource management as a specialisation within a general business degree or as a specific degree accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute. Prepare to meet high standards of professional excellence with knowledge and skills that are recognised in Australia and overseas. Most subjects combine theory with practical content to keep you in touch with real-world working experiences. Study recruitment and selection, motivation, determination of pay, promotion, occupational health and safety, training and development, and international human resource management. Enquiry-based learning allows you to identify your own issues and interests and to work in teams to explore outcomes.

AHRI Accreditation

AHRI logoThe Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). 

 

 

Career opportunities

Human resource and related jobs are in the top four starting salaries in Australia (Australian Association of Graduate Employers' Survey 2009). Graduates can work in human resource management, employee or industrial relations, payroll, information systems, occupational health and safety, recruitment and training.

Courses

Local students

2014 - mid-year entry

Bachelor of Business

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.45
Melbourne 50
Mildura N/A
Shepparton 50.5
Year
2014
Course description
La Trobe's Bachelor of Business helps you build the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a wide range of business environments within the private and public sectors. It takes a problem-focused approach that helps you to develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any business.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses, in government and private sectors, both domestically and internationally.
Professional recognition
Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English

NSW HSC: satisfy Year 12 English requirements
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Middle band
Completion of Business Management, Accounting or Economics facilitates an additional aggregate point per study, to a maximum of 2 points. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, as are criteria for the Rural and Regional Access Scheme (RRSAS) and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Business Melbourne
Business Bendigo
Business Mildura
Business Shepparton
Business Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.85
Year
2014
Course description
Managing people effectively is critical in every professional area. This course
will equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage people in today's
business environment. You'll develop the internationally transferable skills and
capabilities of effective human resource managers. This course is professionally accredited (see Professional recognition, below).
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of business management gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Business (Human Resource Management)Melbourne

2015

Bachelor of Business

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.45
Melbourne 50
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Build the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a wide range of business environments within the private and public sectors. This course will allow you to sample a range of business disciplines before choosing a major to specialise in. It also offers you the opportunity to develop the diverse range of skills required to manage a business.
Career opportunities
You'll be well prepared for careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses, with opportunities in the government and private sectors, both domestically and internationally.
Areas include corporate and organisational management, small business management, marketing, human resource management and international business.
Professional recognition
Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. NSW HSC: satisfy Year 12 English requirements.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Middle band
Completion of Business Management, Accounting or Economics facilitates an additional aggregate point per study, to a maximum of 2 points. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, as are criteria for the Rural and Regional Access Scheme (RRSAS) and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or, apply through UAC if youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga or Mildura campuses.
You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

0Melbourne
0Bendigo
0Mildura
0Shepparton
0Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.85
Year
2015
Course description
Managing people effectively is critical in almost every professional area. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage people in today's business environment. You'll develop the internationally transferable skills and capabilities of effective human resource managers.
You will have the opportunity to identify your own interests through enquiry-based learning, where you work in teams to explore outcomes with lecturers acting as facilitators. This approach has earned HRM staff La Trobe's Excellence in Teaching Award multiple times.
Career opportunities
Graduates are well-equipped to work in various HR fields, including compensation and benefits, employee relations/industrial relations, generalist HR, HR payroll, HRIS, OHS, recruitment, and training.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of business management gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

1Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.9
Year
2015
Course description
Combine an accredited professional qualification in law with a degree in business. You will complete all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practice in Victoria as well as subjects complementary to business such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law.

The business component offers more than ten majors including management, human resources, international and sport management, marketing and management information systems. For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business course sites.

Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Graduates with a marketing major are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Graduates with a human resource management major are eligible for admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study where they complete the remainder of their course but can elect to complete some of their later year law subjects in Bendigo through blended learning/video conferencing.. Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School. It is possible to apply for transfer into a different double degree program at the Melbourne campus such as Law/Accounting or Law/Finance.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students

International students

2014

Bachelor of Business (019479E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 080
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2014
Course description
La Trobe's Bachelor of Business helps you build the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a wide range of business environments within the private and public sectors. It takes a problem-focused approach that helps you to develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any business.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses, in government and private sectors, both domestically and internationally.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 55.25 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 51
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - Melbourne: 8 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 7.
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - Melbourne: 65. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 60.
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - Melbourne: 3.5. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 3
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - Melbourne: 60. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 55.
Indonesia (SMA) - Melbourne: 7.5. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 7
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Professional recognition
If you complete a Human Resource Management major, you can gain admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).

Alternatively, if you take a Marketing major, you are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Marketing Research Society of Australia as an associate member.

Full course details
Business Melbourne
Business Bendigo
Business Mildura
Business Shepparton
Business Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) (067107B)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 080
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Managing people effectively is critical in every professional area. This course
will equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage people in today's
business environment. You'll develop the internationally transferable skills and
capabilities of effective human resource managers. This course is professionally accredited (see Professional recognition, below).
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60 per cent) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 61.05
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2x Level 4
STPM - 8
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Full course details
Business (Human Resource Management)Melbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Human Resource Management placement opportunities

As part of our commitment to innovating curriculum design and development, we have recently appointed several Work Integrated Learning Coordinators at our Melbourne and Regional campuses. Work integrated learning means you'll get to apply your skills in the workplace, as you study. You can earn credit towards your degree through work placements or simulations. Work integrated learning is endorsed by the Federal Government and industry groups such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will assist to increase your employability potential when you graduate.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

We offer international study tours each year. These allow you see your learning applied in a global context. Past study tours visited China, France, Switzerland and the UK.

Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn’t an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Human Resource Management students.

At La Trobe you don’t only gain educational knowledge but personal skills that will help you throughout your life.

Mr Geordie Wiseman, Business, Economics and Law

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or focus on staff in Human Resource Management.

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