BP276 - Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

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Plan: BP276 - Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Award abbreviation: BBus(HRM)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Management (630H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/management
ASCED code: 080303
CRICOS code: 076961M

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Purpose of the Program

This HRM program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to develop a successful career.  The program will prepare you to be ready to work in a variety of career options as a HR professional as it combines theory with practical application to be relevant and linked in to the everyday work environment. The HRM program will encourage you to develop and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, to access and analyse information and improve your capacity to effectively communicate in oral and written forms. The program will encourage you to be a lifelong learner that seeks to engage in ethical practices in your professional and personal life, and to value social equity and cultural diversity. 

This industry focused major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). The course aims to prepare students to meet standards of professional excellence with knowledge and skills that are recognized in Australia and overseas, and make you a competitive job seeker in the HR profession. 

The program will enable you to engage in a critical manner to the challenges and opportunities associated with the management of people and the contemporary challenges employees, managers and organisations face in the workplace.  You will engage with industry experts and establish lasting collaborative networks. 

In the final year of the program, the HR major concludes in a capstone course. The capstone course BUSM4693 Future of Work (12 credit points) provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge, skills, and imagination and to put in place practical experience that prepares you to transit into the world of business, work and community as an aware global citizen. 

Successful completion of the program will assist you to obtain employment in a wide variety of organisational settings in occupations such as human resources advisor, health and safety officer, trade unions, recruitment, rewards and remuneration advisor, employee relation consultant and learning and development officer. 

The program is available for on-campus study only.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

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Entrance requirements



Applicants with recent secondary education (completed Year 12 in 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent. If applicable, this includes equity access schemes and any other adjustment factors.


Applicants with Vocational Education and Training study

Successful completion of any Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent overseas qualification).


Applicants with Higher Education study 

Successful completion of an Australian Higher Education Diploma (or equivalent overseas qualification); or


Successful completion of the equivalent of 1 semester of full-time study^ of an Australian Associate Degree with a credit average and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree; or


Successful completion of two Open Universities Australia higher education units. Scored or graded results are required.


3 year RMIT Bachelor of Business degree students (internal applicants only):

Successful completion of the equivalent of 1 semester of full-time study^ and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree.


All other 3 year bachelor degree students:

Successful completion of the equivalent of 1 semester of full-time study^ of any Australian Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of 1.0 out of 4.0 / 50% Weighted Average Mark (WAM); and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree.


4 year bachelor degree students:

Successful completion of the equivalent of 1 semester of full-time study^ of any Australian Bachelor Degree and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree.


^ One semester of full-time study relates to a block of study: 4 out of 4 or 3 out of 3 courses within a semester.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.


You should sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice if:

·         You have no prior Year 12, VET qualifications, HE results or relevant work experience that meet the minimum entry requirements for the program; and

·         You are 19 years of age or over (as of 1 Jan 2019) and have not enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years


The STAT Multiple Choice will satisfy Year 12 English and Year 11 Mathematics prerequisites. Applicants must meet all other prerequisites or equivalents. Learn more about RMIT STAT results.


Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:
Additionally, all non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional bodies listed in the table below. 

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional BodyAccreditation DescriptionMembership and Opportunities

Australian HR Institute [AHRI]


Program satisfies the standards defined by the AHRI HR Model of Excellence associated competencies and key practice areas for human resource management professionals.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Graduate


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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