Human resource management

As businesses strive to gain an edge in the fast-paced consumer market, human resource expertise is increasingly in demand. Become an industry professional, dedicated to transforming local and global organisational performance and capability.

Human resource management at La Trobe

You’ll understand the key function of managing people in today’s business environment, learn about organisational change and gain problem solving skills. Develop your business skills along with an understanding of recruitment and selection, training and development and international human resource management.

We bring together experienced academics and industry practitioners to be your teachers and mentors in a supportive learning environment. They are dedicated to imparting their experience and expertise, providing students with real-world based problems.

Learn how to design and evaluate innovative solutions and develop an integrated skill-set in human resource management. You’ll have the opportunity to use your specialist knowledge and practical skills in a team project to create strategies solving social, environment and business problems. You’ll present your plan and pitch to potential investors.

We’ve designed our human resource management courses in partnership with industry, to meet the needs of business and professional accreditation such as Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

Career opportunities

A qualification in human resource management is your key into a career in any sector or industry. Graduate with the transferable skills and knowledge to stand out in a competitive field. You could consider working in positions such as:

  • human resource manager
  • employee relations manager
  • recruitment specialist
  • human resource management information systems professional
  • training and development coordinator.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Bachelor of Business
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.2
Melbourne 50.05
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Sydney N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018.

Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 51.45
Year
2017
About this course
The heart of any business is its people. With this professionally accredited three-year degree, you'll develop skills in managing people and learn how to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively.

In your first year you'll gain an introduction to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in human resource management, focusing on the foundations of good management.

Your eight-subject human resources management major provides you with the knowledge you need to manage and motivate people. You'll learn about organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resource information systems and how to develop and reward talent.

This course also offers you the opportunity to take a second major to expand your career options. You can choose from areas including sport management, event management, or tourism and hospitality.

To build practical experience, you'll undertake a team project where you'll create a plan to solve a social, environmental or business problem. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour to see how HR management works in a global context.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You could find work in Australia or overseas in areas like employee or industrial relations, occupational health and safety, information systems or recruitment and training.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Managemet) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) until 2018.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
Completion of business management gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
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
Year
2017
About this course
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer.

Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
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 now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Bachelor of Business
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.2
Melbourne 50.05
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Sydney N/A
Year
2018
About this course
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018.

Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. Please note that you can only apply direct to La Trobe if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 51.45
Year
2018
About this course
The heart of any business is its people. With this professionally accredited three-year degree, you'll develop skills in managing people and learn how to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively.

In your first year you'll gain an introduction to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in human resource management, focusing on the foundations of good management.

Your eight-subject human resources management major provides you with the knowledge you need to manage and motivate people. You'll learn about organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resource information systems and how to develop and reward talent.

This course also offers you the opportunity to take a second major to expand your career options. You can choose from areas including sport management, event management, or tourism and hospitality.

To build practical experience, you'll undertake a team project where you'll create a plan to solve a social, environmental or business problem. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour to see how HR management works in a global context.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You could find work in Australia or overseas in areas like employee or industrial relations, occupational health and safety, information systems or recruitment and training.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Managemet) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) until 2018.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
Completion of business management gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. Please note that you can only apply direct to La Trobe if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
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
Year
2018
About this course
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer.

Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
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
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. Please note that you can only apply direct to La Trobe if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

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

2017 - apply now

Bachelor of Business (019479E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, Sydney
Year
2017
About this course
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.1, Bendigo: 50.85, Albury-Wodonga: N/A , Shepparton: 50.1, Sydney: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018.

Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The heart of any business is its people. With this professionally accredited three-year degree, you'll develop skills in managing people and learn how to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively.

In your first year you'll gain an introduction to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in human resource management, focusing on the foundations of good management.

Your eight-subject human resources management major provides you with the knowledge you need to manage and motivate people. You'll learn about organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resource information systems and how to develop and reward talent.

This course also offers you the opportunity to take a second major to expand your career options. You can choose from areas including sport management, event management, or tourism and hospitality.

To build practical experience, you'll undertake a team project where you'll create a plan to solve a social, environmental or business problem. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour to see how HR management works in a global context.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 50.15
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
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 2.6
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Managemet) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) until 2018.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You could find work in areas like employee or industrial relations, occupational health and safety, information systems or recruitment and training.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Bachelor of Business (019479E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 400
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, Sydney
Year
2018
About this course
Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.

This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.

Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China and Vietnam.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.1, Bendigo: 50.85, Albury-Wodonga: N/A , Shepparton: 50.1, Sydney: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018.

Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Business, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 200
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The heart of any business is its people. With this professionally accredited three-year degree, you'll develop skills in managing people and learn how to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively.

In your first year you'll gain an introduction to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in human resource management, focusing on the foundations of good management.

Your eight-subject human resources management major provides you with the knowledge you need to manage and motivate people. You'll learn about organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resource information systems and how to develop and reward talent.

This course also offers you the opportunity to take a second major to expand your career options. You can choose from areas including sport management, event management, or tourism and hospitality.

To build practical experience, you'll undertake a team project where you'll create a plan to solve a social, environmental or business problem. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour to see how HR management works in a global context.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 50.15
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
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 2.6
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Managemet) is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) until 2018.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You could find work in areas like employee or industrial relations, occupational health and safety, information systems or recruitment and training.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

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.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Human resource management students.

There's never a dull moment on campus – there's always something happening.

Karan Bajaj, Business, Economics and Law

La Trobe graduates

Where have graduates found work opportunities?

Our recent graduates have started their careers within mid-tier and local firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations, and have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations such as:

  • NAB
  • Austin Health
  • KPMG
  • Fonterra
  • Oaktree.

How much can I earn?

The wage of an human resource management graduate can vary greatly based on your specialisation, position and organisation you find work in. Below is an estimation of the salary and career path of an human resource management graduate.

  • human resource management graduate $45,000 - $50,000 per year*
  • human resource specialist $50,000 - $80,000 per year
  • management position or higher $90,000 + per year

*Average salary range for roles located in Melbourne and Sydney, as advertised on Seek, 2017

Industry links

What are industry links?

Industry links are organisations that work with us to shape our curriculum and provide partnership and placement opportunities. We look for strong links with industry, schools, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure you develop the best theoretical and practical skills required in your chosen career.

How do industry links affect me?

Our business industry links consider La Trobe graduates for internships, placements and employment opportunities, as they know our teaching and content standards. Our business industry links include:

  • 3M
  • CPA Australia
  • Drake
  • Oxford University Press
  • RACV
  • Rio Tinto
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Victoria Police

Find out more about La Trobe Business School.

Alternative pathways

Are there alternative pathways into an human resource management courses?

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. If you have not completed year 12, didn't get the score you needed or are working on ways to transition into tertiary education, we have options for you.

  • Aspire Program - Be recognised for the difference you make. Refer to dates to see if your eligible for an early offer.
  • Course transfer - Start your studies in one business course and apply for transfers into another. *
  • Tertiary Enabling Program - Successfully complete our 17-week program and improve you academic results to be eligible for a range of courses.
  • Work Recognition Program - If you are over 21 years of age, you may be eligible to gain entry into a Bachelor of Business based on your work experience.
  • Diploma in Business - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business at one of our regional campuses and transfer into second year of the Bachelor of Business.
  • La Trobe Melbourne - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business with our pathway provider, and get guaranteed entry into a second year of our Bachelor of Business.
  • TAFE diplomas - Do a relevant course and get Advance Standing for your prior learning.**
  • * Other than Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Bachelor of Laws.
    ** Minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) required for entry into some courses. You may also be eligible for Advance Standing

    If you'd like some more information, contact our future students team on:

  • T: 1300 135 045
  • W: Future Students website
  • Enquire online: Ask La Trobe
  • Or see alternative course pathways.

Our human resource management staff

Experience the business industry in the classroom. You’ll learn from academics and Professors of Practice who have expertise across a range of industries and sectors. Our staff work with industry to:

  • link our courses with industry
  • design industry-relevant curriculum
  • reflect best practice nationally and globally through lectures, workshops and executive programs.

View staff in human resource management or view all staff from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce.

Placement opportunities

Be career ready. Extend your learning beyond the classroom by testing your knowledge in a ’real world’ role. Create your industry network and gain practical skills through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and placement subjects. Work with your course coordinator to find opportunities that best suit your skills and interests. Previous students have found internship opportunities within organisations such as:

  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Carlton Football Club
  • Yooralla
  • Crown Casino.

Refer to course specifics above to see what placement opportunities exist for you.

International study opportunities

Give your qualification an global edge with international study. As a part of La Trobe Business School, you may be eligible for a number of opportunities, including study tours and international exchange. Previous International Study Programs have visited:

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Europe.

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