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Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations
Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

  • ID:UWA610203
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations or Graduate Certificate in Commerce at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

The Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations explores how the proper management of employees contributes towards organisational effectiveness, asking questions such as:

  • How do we find the right employees?

  • How do we keep them?

  • How do we motivate employees to maximise their performance?

  • How do we assess employee performance?

In addition, the course examines the organisation of work, management of employees, role of unions, development of cooperation and negotiation and ways in which conflict can emerge and be managed. 

CRICOS code: 083269F

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Course structure details

Students are required to complete all core units plus 24 points chosen from a combination of Options A, B or C.


Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Commerce or a bachelor's degree majoring in employment relations and/or human resources may be required to complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.


Take all units (48 points):

  • EMPL5450 Advanced Topics in Employment Relations (6)

  • EMPL5501 Strategic Workplace Relations (6)

  • EMPL5511 Employment Relations in a Global Context (6)

  • EMPL5514 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (6)

  • HRMT5501 Diversity and Inclusion (6)

  • HRMT5502 People Analytics (6)

  • HRMT5518 Strategic Human Resource Management (6)

  • HRMT5530 Career Development and Employability (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may be employed in a range of industries globally. Outcomes include:

  • HR manager

  • HR director

  • Recruitment manager

  • Talent manager

  • Director of people and culture

  • Training and development

  • Contract development

  • Expatriate administration

  • HR policy review

  • HR consultant

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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