Human resource management

Why study Human resource management?

We are a leading provider of postgraduate and post-experience management training services. Our courses give you world-class business and management education that is academically rigorous and professionally relevant. We offer postgraduate programs for graduates from human resource management and other disciplines to develop advanced skills and knowledge.

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Graduates can work in human resource management, employee or industrial relations, payroll, information systems, occupational health and safety, recruitment and training.

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Courses

Local students

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2017 - apply now

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Campus:
City
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.
The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.
Professional recognition
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute 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.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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.
Fee amount
$26,500 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (November).
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record, and employment experience.

*November start only for non-cognate applicants undertaking two years of study
How to apply
Apply now to start in Summer Semester 2017/18.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

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 postgraduate 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:
Master of Management (Human Resource Management) (Online)
Duration :
You can complete the course in 18 months or as little as 12 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Online
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is an online degree for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.

The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.
Selection
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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.
Additional information
This program is delivered online, with more than five intakes per year.

Study Period 1
02/01/2017
Study Period 2
27/02/2017
Study Period 3
24/04/2017
Study Period 4
03/07/2017
Study Period 5
28/08/2017
Study Period 6
23/10/2017
How to apply
Apply now. This course has more than five intakes per year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- 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

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Campus:
City
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.

The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.

We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes.
Professional recognition
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute 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.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record, and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.
To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

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 postgraduate 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:
Master of Management (Human Resource Management) (Online)
Duration :
You can complete the course in 18 months or as little as 12 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Online
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is an online degree for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.

The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organizational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.
Professional recognition
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) (Online) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute from January 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.
Fee amount
$28,000 per 120 credit points
Selection
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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.
Additional information
This program is delivered online, with more than five intakes per year.

Study Period 1
02/01/2017
Study Period 2
27/02/2017
Study Period 3
24/04/2017
Study Period 4
03/07/2017
Study Period 5
28/08/2017
Study Period 6
23/10/2017
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. This course has more than five intakes per year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- 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:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2017 - apply now

Master of Management (Human Resource Management) (077454M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
February, July and November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.
The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

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

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

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
Additional information
If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

*November start only for non-cognate applicants undertaking two years of study
Professional recognition
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute 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.
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.

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 postgraduate 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

Master of Management (Human Resource Management) (077454M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
March, July, November
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 000
Campus
City
Year
2018
About this course
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) degree is for students seeking to develop a career in Human Resource Management. Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge focused on HRM. The degree brings together students from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management and business in a way that facilitates dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas.

The primary objective of the course is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large scale enterprises.

We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

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

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

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
Additional information
If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Professional recognition
The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute 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.
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.

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 postgraduate 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.

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Student and graduate profiles

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

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