Master of Human Resources

Curtin University

This course is designed for managers, human resource and industrial relations professionals, and consultants wanting to develop and expand knowledge, personal and professional skills applicable to working in complex and changing organisational climates in Australia and overseas. The course features guided independent study, team projects and extensive use of information and communication technology.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,500
International: $45,300

Entry Requirements:

Applicants require a bachelor degree in a related discipline, a bachelor degree in any discipline and relevant substantial work experience or a Graduate Certificate in a related field.


This course is made up of 300 credit points, 12 core units in total.

Subjects you can Study:

Human resource management

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. This Master degree normally takes one and a half years full-time study or equivalent part-time study. Students are required to complete the Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA). Students may be required to successfully complete additional foundation units at the discretion of the appropriate academic program leader.

Further information:

Graduates generally find employment in areas that have an interest in, or focus on, human resource management and industrial relations activities in middle managerial levels. Curtin Course Code: MC-HUMRES


The Master of Human Resources is currently accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) until 31 July 2017. Graduates are eligible for membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Who for:

Students of various business and organisational backgrounds who wish to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the management of business activities

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 3 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online 1.5 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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