Course summary

The Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development (MHROD) is degree designed to build on students’ experience and skills and assist them with managing complex issues that arise in human resources and organisational development. The course provides specialist knowledge in the areas of strategic human resource management, organisational change and development, employment relationships, leadership and people management, and international human resource management. Students undertake an industry research project and study a variety of HR specific units. They can also select units from specialist management areas to gain advanced knowledge in their area of expertise or to differentiate.

Advanced standing my apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study and relevant professional experience. 

The Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development (MHROD) is degree designed to build on students’ experience and skills and assist them with managing complex issues that arise in human resources and organisational development. The course provides specialist knowledge in the areas of strategic human resource management, organisational change and development, employment relationships, leadership and people management, and international human resource management. Students undertake an industry research project and study a variety of HR specific units. They can also select units from specialist management areas to gain advanced knowledge in their area of expertise or to differentiate.

Advanced standing my apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study and relevant professional experience. 

Students study ten human resource core units (see course structure) and select six general management elective units. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

A commitment to excellence in all scholarly and intellectually activities, including critical judgement

Creativity

An ability to develop creative and effective responses to intellectual, professional and social challenges

Ethical practice

A commitment to sustainability and high ethical standards in social and professional practices

Knowledge of a discipline

Command of a discipline to enable a smooth transition and contribution to professional and community settings

Lifelong learning

The ability to be responsive to change, to be inquiring and reflective in practice, through information literacy and autonomous, self-managed learning

Communication and social skills

The ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals, and within teams, in professional and community settings

Cultural competence

An ability to engage with diverse cultural and indigenous perspectives in both global and local settings.


Course overview

Course code

1207291

Course abbreviation

MHROD

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development a candidate must successfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising all units in Part A and six (6) units (72 credit points) from Part B.
  2. To be eligible for the Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development a candidate who has completed a Bachelor Degree with Honours in a cognate field with a minimum of second class honours division two, or a Graduate Diploma in a cognate field or equivalent must complete no less than eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising MNG00785 Project Management, and MNG93003 Industry Research Project and not less than five (5) additional units (60 credit points) from Part A.
  3. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Human Resources and Organisational Development a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units (96 credit points) from Part A.
  4. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Human Resources and Organisational Development a candidate shall successfully complete the following four (4) units (48 credit points) from Part A:
    MNG00704 Human Resource Development;
    MNG00724 Human Resource Management;
    MNG00786 International and Comparative Human Resource Management; and
    MNG03217 Leading and Managing People.
  5. A candidate in the Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development who has completed (8) units (96 credit points) and met the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Human Resources and Organisational Development or the Graduate Certificate of Human Resources and Organisational Development may elect to be awarded the respective Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate following withdrawal from candidature for the Master of Human Resources and Organisational Development.
  6. A candidate in the Graduate Diploma of Human Resources and Organisational Development who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Human Resources and Organisational Development may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Human Resources and Organisational Development following withdrawal from candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

MNG00724 - Human Resource Management Advanced
MNG00703 - Organisational Change and Development Introductory
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG00791 - Attraction, Recruitment and Retention Advanced
MNG00704 - Human Resource Development Introductory
MNG00786 - International and Comparative Human Resource Management Advanced
MNG00725 - Employment Relationships Intermediate
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1

Part B

Choose any six (6) units offered in the Master of Business Administration Schedule of Units

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Students are advised to enrol in units relevant to their circumstances and entry levels. The course progression shown below is merely a suggestion.
Year 1, Session 1
MNG00724 - Human Resource Management Advanced
MNG00791 - Attraction, Recruitment and Retention Advanced
MNG00725 - Employment Relationships Intermediate
Year 1, Session 2
MNG00703 - Organisational Change and Development Introductory
MNG00704 - Human Resource Development Introductory
MNG03217 - Leading and Managing People Introductory
Year 1, Session 3
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG00786 - International and Comparative Human Resource Management Advanced
Choose one (1) unit from the Master of Business Administration Schedule of Units.
Year 2, Session 1
Choose two (2) units from the Master of Business Administration Schedule of Units.
Year 2, Session 2
MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1
Choose one (1) unit from the Master of Business Administration Schedule of Units.
Year 2, Session 3
Choose two (2) units from the Master of Business Administration Schedule of Units.

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit.