Highlights

  • Explore and critique real-world cases and projects.
  • Gain workplace experience.
  • 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.
  • Gain workplace experience.
  • 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.

Why choose this course?

Throughout the course, technology augmented learning, and authentic assessments will develop your critical thinking skills and technical capabilities and enable you to:
· Explore the legal context for employment relationships, as well as individual and organisational behaviours and responsibilities through real-world cases and projects.
· Develop strategic policies for organisations, and analyse, diagnose and provide recommendations for implementing organisational change.
· Be guided by our real-world academic staff who undertake cutting-edge research and work closely with industry.
· Learn about contemporary human resource management issues and global and local challenges from industry professionals.
· Explore strategy, human resource analytics, technology, change management and experience work integrated learning units.
· Develop personal, interpersonal and group skills and apply the knowledge you’ve gained in professional settings.

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

The human resource management professional is responsible for an organisation’s most valued assets— the people working there. Human resource management is concerned with all aspects of managing people in organisations. New technologies, changing economic conditions, increasing workforce diversity and an emphasis on work-life balance are all contributing to a profound evolution in the nature of work and the challenges of managing contemporary 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 that may include contributing to staff attraction, retention, learning and development, and organisational change or consultancy. You will be ready for a career leading the human element of organisations, both strategically and operationally.

Graduates hold positions such as:
• employee relations adviser
• human resource manager/officer
• recruitment consultant
• training and development adviser
• workforce planning manager.

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

ATAR/selection rank threshold
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

Don't have a ATAR/selection rank?

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • 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
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 strongly 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

 

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 the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

Helping you to get into your course

If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Diplomas

As a QUT College Diploma in Business, Entrepreneurship, or Esports (business pathway) graduate you will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Business within one week after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive up to 1.0 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Business

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Esports

Dual TAFE-Qld Greater Brisbane/QUT award

If you enrol in a QTAC offer in a Diploma of Accounting dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award you will automatically receive a QUT conditional offer in June (semester 1 QTAC offer) or October (semester 2 QTAC offer) after your enrolment at TAFE-Qld Greater Brisbane is confirmed.

Upon completion of the TAFE-Qld diploma you will be able to enrol at QUT. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time). More details will be provided in your QUT conditional offer letter.

 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 84.00 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 ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 98.70
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 87.00
Selection rank 87.00
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 70.50
Selection rank 76.00

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

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 84.00 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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $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.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship - commencing students

A scholarship for future undergraduate students in business, seeking a competitive edge to launch their career.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Business School Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Migrants or refugees; From a non-English speaking background

Laurie Cowled Indigenous Scholarship for Business Students

A scholarship for future and current Indigenous female students enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate studies in business.

Scholarship eligibility
Indigenous Australian; Struggling financially; Women

Equity scholarships scheme

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

International Merit Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Budding Entrepreneur Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility

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