La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements


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.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

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 Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources 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.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.

How to apply for an undergraduate degree

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

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: