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OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

  • Develop skills in managing people in organisations, including recruitment, performance and systems, employment relations, and staff development.
  • Explore and critique real-world cases and projects.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
  • Prepares you for a career as a human resource developer, human resource manager, recruitment consultant, government adviser, 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.
QTAC course code413021
QUT course code BS05
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact
CRICOS code 003491G
  • Administrator
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Manager

Double degrees


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. 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.

Why choose this course?

You will learn from real-world lecturers about the skills required when managing people in organisations, including recruitment, performance and reward systems, employment relations and staff development.

You will also be equipped with an understanding of the legal context for employment relationships and understand both individual and organisational behaviours and responsibilities.

You will explore and critique real-world cases and projects; develop strategic policies for organisations; and analyse, diagnose and provide recommendations for implementing organisational change.

If you’re interested in helping others reach their full potential and believe that work-life should be satisfying and fulfilling, you’re on track for a career in human resource management.

Real-world learning

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.

The major begins with three units introducing the human resource management discipline, including individual and organisational behaviour, and the legal context for employment relationships. Third-level units in the major cover specialised knowledge and skills required by practitioners, including recruitment and selection, performance and reward, and learning and development in organisations.

In your capstone unit, personal and professional development, you will acquire knowledge in the areas of self-management and the management of others to contribute to organisational performance. You will also develop personal, interpersonal and group skills as a way to apply the knowledge base you’ve gained throughout your studies in professional settings.

Career outcomes

Your degree will position you for a career that may include contributing to staff attraction, retention, learning and development, organisational change and consultancy. You will be ready for a career leading the people dimensions of organisations, both strategically and operationally.

Graduates hold positions as:

  • employee relations adviser
  • human resource manager/officer
  • recruitment consultant
  • training and development adviser
  • workforce planning manager.

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

Professional recognition

This program is nationally accredited through the Australian Human Resources Institute, and internationally accredited with the Society of Human Resource Management (USA). You will also be eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

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


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Human resource management major units

  • Managing people
  • Contemporary employment relations
  • Human resource issues and strategy
  • Human resource decision making
  • Performance and reward
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Learning and development in organisations
  • Personal and professional development

Recommended complementary study areas

Extension option

  • Human resource management

Second major and minor options

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

Additional minor option

  • Entrepreneurship

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

You should also consider our related degrees for high achieving students:

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (413021) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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