The human resources master’s degree offered by Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute and is designed for both newcomers to the industry and HR professionals wishing to advance to the next level.
The course content is extremely industry-focused, thanks to an expert panel of senior human resource management professionals on CSU’s Industry Advisory Board. This means graduates are not only learning industry standards, but are also privy to the most relevant and up-to-date strategies being used in today’s organisations.
Students can tailor their study program to suit their career needs, choosing to either gain a broad foundational understanding of human resource management, or specialise in a number of niche areas. Specialities range from employment relations and international human resource management, to management of organisational change and business partnership.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Hold an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution and/or an equivalent qualification
Applicants with other academic and/or professional qualifications and work experience will be considered
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
Areas of study
In this postgraduate HR course, the subjects you will study include:
Core subjects – complete all of the following units:
Human resource management
Advanced studies in industrial relations
Strategic human resource management
Law of employment
Restricted elective – complete four subjects:
Labour market studies
Values and conflicts in organisations
Evaluating human resources
Developing organisational capabilities
Management theory and practice
Management of change
Leadership and business ethics
Specialisation – Management of Organisational Change:
Organisational politics and culture and change management
Managing sustainability effectively
The social and economic environment
Management of change
Students who complete this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Human Resource Management (Management of Organisational Change).
Specialisation – Employment Relations:
Industrial relations environment
Industrial relations systems and issues
Industrial relations practice
Comparative labour relations
Students who complete this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Human Resource Management (Employment Relations).
Specialisation – International Human Resource Management:
International human resource management
International management behaviour
International human resource development
Law of international business
Students who complete this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Human Resource Management (International Human Resource Management).
Specialisation – Conflict and Dispute Resolution:
Theory of conflict resolution
Skills of conflict resolution
Dispute resolution: methods and results
Mediation: processes and uses
Students who complete this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Human Resource Management (Conflict and Dispute Resolution).
Specialisation – Business Partnership:
Business accounting and finance
Students who complete this specialisation will be awarded a Master of Human Resource Management (Business Partnership).
Student who choose not to complete a specialisaiton can choose four subjects from the following:
Any remaining restricted elective subjects and/or
Any subjects listing in the specialisations and/or
Human resource development
The learning organisation
Leadership and entrepreneurship
Ethics of corporate governance
Public sector management
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CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.
The online Master of Human Resource Management (with specialisations) course offered by CSU is highly regarded within the industry, as proven by its accreditation with the Australian Human Resources Institute, and will help advance your career.
The course not only teaches industry standards and best practice, but gives students the opportunity to network with professionals working in the sector.
Past graduates from the program have gone on to become human resource directors, consultants and senior managements in various HR specialities.
How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Human Resource Management (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University.
This course is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute .
Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
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Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.