MC263 - Master of Human Resource Management

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Plan: MC263EXE - Master of 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: Master of Human Resource Management
Award abbreviation: MHRM
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Domestic students; 2 years fulltime or parttime equivalent, International students; 2 years fulltime
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Management (630H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080303
CRICOS code: 088784B

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) will provide you with the knowledge, capabilities, and skills to articulate and apply processes and procedures relevant to the labour market, organisations, and the management of employees. The development of your theoretical knowledge, and its relationship to practice, together with in-course experience in addressing real HRM problems, will allow you to contribute effectively to enterprises and is a key outcome of this program.

Broad issues including globalisation, regulatory frameworks, compliance, health and safety, negotiation, conflict resolution, staff development, international HR management, inclusion and diversity, and the environment are significant topics covered in this program. Our HRM program explores the future of work given, for example, the challenges and impact of artificial intelligence, automation, and technology. You will understand the application of HR practices within organisations of all sizes, including start-ups, entrepreneurial businesses, and the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Learning is experienced individually and in teams through researching and critically analysing concepts, theories, as well as synthesising complex information to meet the current and future HRM challenges. There is a focus on organisational needs and goals, as well as developing your skills, behaviours, and capabilities as a reflective practitioner. Case studies linked to authentic issues in workplaces, simulations and activity-based learning are hallmarks of this program, underpinned by the theoretical and practical application of specialised knowledge, judgement, and research skills within professional and ethical practices. Analysing HRM's role in organisational successes and failures will inform your ability to plan and implement approaches and processes.

This program is designed to provide all students, including those with HRM experience, with skills in contemporary HRM concepts and relevant theories and practices. Academic materials that cater to students who have not studied HRM are provided as self-paced learning options.

A capstone experience will be provided in Business Research Design courses which will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on this program’s curriculum. The courses promote the integration and synthesis of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and the application of these in discipline related real-world scenarios.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students admitted with the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will be exempted from completing four (4) Business and Law Option courses (48 credit points), and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

2. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management will be exempted from completing the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Please refer to the Masters Advanced Standing Credit Procedure for additional information regarding the recency of previous qualifications.

Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to Apply for credit.


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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline);


Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline;


Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management;


Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline).

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:

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

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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 Body Accreditation Description Membership 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
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Professional Membership MAHRI or CAHRI depending on experience
  • Graduates with requisite work experience eligible for direct entry into the Unit 4 Capstone: Applied Project in Organisational Capability of the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) Program and on completion awarded CPHR


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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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers, printers and group study rooms are available at each Melbourne Library location. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Contact Ask the Library for assistance and further information

Study Support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal

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. 

We also offer a dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at


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