The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours degree an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and competencies to facilitate careers in business-related fields. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop transferable interpersonal and professional capabilities, including the capability to be reflective, self-evaluating and critically engaged. There is a particular focus on application of knowledge, competencies and capabilities to diverse and global business/organisational contexts. Students will apply their knowledge and competencies to a broad range of business/organisational practices including systems and processes, planning, production, operations and the use of current and emerging data and analytical practices.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- critically apply broad theoretical and technical accounting, finance, economic, marketing, and management knowledge and skills to inform human resources management and planning for organisations
- analyse human resources management practices and decisions using theoretical and technical knowledge of regulatory, governance, compliance and legal requirements
- apply theoretical knowledge, technical competencies and critical judgement to provide solutions to routine human resources management problems
- explain the impact of socially responsible, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and global perspectives on human resources management planning and practices
- communicate technical advice and ideas to specialists and non-specialists, in written and spoken forms
- manage time, self and tasks effectively as an individual and to collaborate with a diverse team
- use computer-based information systems or applications to solve or document business problems
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. No more than 45 units of Level 1 topics is to be included in the 108 units.
Students must complete:
- 49.5 units of core topics
- 45 units of specialisation topics
- 13.5 units of BUSN option topics
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) will be required to undertake a 45-unit specialisation in Human Resource Management. This specialisation has been developed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Note: The accreditation of this specialisation is subject to the approval of the AHRI.
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education), the course must be completed within ten consecutive years. Failure to do so may constitute evidence of unsatisfactory progress. Where permission is given to complete in more than ten consecutive years, there may be a requirement for additional coursework in order to ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 units comprising:
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1011 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking - Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)
Specialisation - Human Resource Management - Year 1 topics
4.5 units comprising:
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
9 units comprising:
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
Specialisation - Human Resource Management - Year 2 topics
18 units comprising:
BUSN2030 Training and Development (4.5 units)
BUSN2032 Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection (4.5 units)
BUSN2044 Managing Diversity (4.5 units)
BUSN3032 Reward and Performance Management (4.5 units)
Option - Year 2 topics
Plus 9 units of BUSN topics where prerequisites are met.
Core - Year 3 topics
9 units comprising:
BUSN3055 Strategic Management (4.5 units) (Capstone)
BUSN3065 The Future of Work in the Digital Age (4.5 units
Specialisation - Human Resource Management - Year 3 topics
22.5 units comprising:
BUSN3033 Occupational Health and Safety (4.5 units)
BUSN3035 Employee Relations (4.5 units)
BUSN3050 International Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3059 Human Resource Strategy and Change Management (4.5 units)
LLAW3253 Labour Law (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
Plus 4.5 units of BUSN topics where prerequisites are met.
Refer to Bachelor of Business (Honours)
The Bachelor of Business may also be studied in a combined degrees program with a: