La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)


Start dates
March, July, November
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 200
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

Subject prerequisites

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.

English language requirement

ELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

International equivalencies

International equivalencies* for this course at Campus Name**

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* The equivalencies provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

** Equivalencies may vary by location. To view equivalencies for this course at another location, please select the location in the drop down at the top of this page.

Note: there may also be other entry requirements for this course. If you are unsure, make an enquiry.

Career outcomes

You could find work 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 scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 200


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 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 you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re 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.

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CRICOS code: 067107B