Highlights

  • Explore and critique real-world cases and projects.
  • Internship.
  • Prepares you for a career as a human resource partner, human resource manager, recruitment consultant,  administrator or manager.
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Highlights

  • Explore and critique real-world cases and projects.
  • Internship.
  • Prepares you for a career as a human resource partner, human resource manager, recruitment consultant,  administrator or manager.
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

You will learn about and be prepared to perform the key functions of the human resource management (HRM) role, for example, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance and compensation management, in a context of dynamic workplaces, evolving workforce expectations, and shifting national and international government priorities.

You will also be equipped with ways to understand the strategic contributions people and their effective management can make to organisational performance. You will explore and critique real-world cases and authentic projects; develop strategic policies for organisations; analyse, diagnose and provide recommendations for implementing organisational change that maximise the impact people make to organisations. During your studies you will also have the opportunity to complete an internship.

If you’re interested in helping others reach their full potential and want to contribute to the development of work that is satisfying and fulfilling while maximising organisational performance, then you’re on track for a career in human resource management.

Real-world learning

You will be guided by our real world academic staff who undertake cutting edge research and work with industry. You will have opportunities to learn about contemporary human resource management issues and global and local challenges from industry personnel. You will develop an enlightened way of thinking about how all organisations engage individuals working within those organisations through the process of working with industry partners in an authentic way.

Throughout your study of human resource management you will be equipped with technology augmented knowledge and learning. You will develop critical thinking skills and technical capabilities for delivering organisational performance through people in the real world.

You will integrate theoretical knowledge and industry practice to play an integral role in aligning human resource capabilities with organisational needs. You will experience an authentic approach to assessment, where you are provided with spaces and opportunities to integrate and apply the content knowledge of various human resource functions, and evidence-based practice, to a broad range of real-world issues and environments.

The program is built around the key functions of human resource management and the value effective and efficient management of human resources (people) brings to organisations. Incorporated into the study area are strategy, human resource analytics, technology, change management and work-integrated-learning units. You will also develop personal, interpersonal and group working skills as a way to apply the knowledge base you’ve gained throughout your studies in professional settings.

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What to expect

Successful workplaces harness their people-potential to create value. Digital disruption, changing economic conditions, increasing workforce diversity and an emphasis on work-life balance are all changing the nature of work. The people managers of today must sustainably recruit, select, develop and manage a diverse workforce. Human resource management is concerned with all aspects of managing people in organisations.

The human resource management professional is responsible for an organisation’s most valued assets—the people working there.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Your degree will position you for a career which involves designing, delivering and evaluating the value people make to the performance of all organisations in the digital age. You will be ready for a career leading the people dimensions of organisations, both strategically and operationally.

Graduates hold positions as:

  • human resource business partner/manager/officer
  • human capital specialist
  • human resource analyst
  • performance coach
  • recruitment consultant
  • training and development adviser
  • workforce planner.

This field of study will also broaden the knowledge base and enhance the career prospects of general managers and other business professionals.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Administrator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Partner
  • Manager

Details and units

Human Resource Management Major units

HRM Major core units:

  • Managing people
  • Introducing People Management and Analytics
  • Obligations and Options for Employing People
  • Recruiting and Selecting People
  • Developing People
  • Managing Performance and Rewards
  • Creating Value through People (Capstone unit)

HRM Major choice units:

  • Managing Sustainable Change
  • Independent Study
  • Workplace Learning

Recommended complementary study areas

Second major and minor options

  • Management
  • Public relations
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Language

Additional minor option

  • Entrepreneurship

Industry links

Many of our teaching staff are Human Resource Management professionals aligned with industry through research and consultancy activities. These links to business also provide the opportunity for engagement with real world case studies, site visits, guest lectures and access to the latest industry thinking.

Human Resource Management Major units

HRM Major core units:

  • Managing people
  • Introducing People Management and Analytics
  • Obligations and Options for Employing People
  • Recruiting and Selecting People
  • Developing People
  • Managing Performance and Rewards
  • Creating Value through People (Capstone unit)

HRM Major choice units:

  • Managing Sustainable Change
  • Independent Study
  • Workplace Learning

Recommended complementary study areas

Second major and minor options

  • Management
  • Public relations
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Language

Additional minor option

  • Entrepreneurship

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February, July and November
Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

QUT year 12 early offer scheme 

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on 20 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 9
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $14,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $11,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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