Master of Human Resource Management

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
    WA, Perth
  • Career Outcomes:
    Human Resources Officer | Human Resources Manager | Human Resources Administrator | Human Resources Director | People and Culture Director | View All

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Course Rundown

Build a rewarding new leadership career helping unlock others’ potential. It starts with this Master of Human Resources Management course from Edith Cowan University.

Designed for students with previous study experience in an unrelated field, this qualification will equip you with the foundation skills and knowledge required to take your first step towards a career in the exciting and dynamic field of human resources management. If you love working with people and want to use your skills to see others succeed, this course is your next career step.

You’ll study key aspects of human resources management, including leading teams, organisational development, cross-cultural work, strategic development and promoting safe and healthy workplaces. With a focus on fundamental theoretical concepts of human resources and the vital role human resources play in an organisation’s overall performance, this advanced qualification will set you up for a career as a transformative leader — not just someone who signs payslips.

Help people and organisations respond to their biggest challenges and equip yourself with the leadership skills to make a meaningful difference.


You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in a discipline other than Human Resource Management from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this human resources course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Managing people and organisations
  • HRM fundamentals
  • Marketing leadership
  • Fundamentals of value creation in business
  • Information systems challenges in management
  • Developing individuals, leaders and organisations
  • Health, safety and workplace environment
  • Managing practicum
  • Project management
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity
  • Working across cultures
  • Connecting strategy and HRM
  • Current issues in human resource management
  • Managing change

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Joondalup

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Human Resources Management from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge required to seek work in the exciting field of human resources. You may choose to pursue employment as a manager or team leader in areas including human resource management, employment relations, recruitment, talent management, people and culture and organisational development, in a broad range of industries including construction, engineering, arts and media, finance, accounting and mining.

This qualification is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute and recognised nationally.


Curious about where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs.

For some postgraduate courses, Edith Cowan University offers Commonwealth Supported Places to Australian citizens, permanent residents, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens.

If you’re an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may be able to defer payment of your fees through a FEE-HELP study loan.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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