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Human Resource Management Major

Code MAAAAO

Human Resource Management gives students interested in human behaviour the opportunity to explore their interests and apply this in a corporate setting.

This major provides students with necessary skills to recruit, manage, train and develop a team. Employability skills have been built into this major, to ensure students graduate with critical thinking, teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills sought by graduate employers.

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Unit set overview

Code

MAAAAO

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition

Details

Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN1100Management 15
MAN2120Organisational Behaviour15
MAN2145Human Resource Management15
MAN2601Employment Relations15
MAN3205Strategic Human Resource Management 15
MAN3645Recruitment & Retention 15
MAN3655Workplace Learning15
MAN3246International and Comparative Human Resource Management15

Note: Students may enrol in INB3700 Study Tour in place of MAN3246 International and Comparative HRM, with approval of the Course Coordinator.

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad human resource management knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  2. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging human resource management problems systematically.
  3. Communicate human resource management knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  4. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  5. Generate creative ideas for human resource innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between human resource ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates exist in industrial relations, training, recruitment and change management, safety and risk management, and performance management. Human resource management careers exist in all industries and sectors. With the recent steady growth in the economy, human resource/personnel specialists will be sought across most industries as it is increasingly important for organisations to develop well-trained and motivated staff to reach its desired business outcomes.

Possible future job titles

Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Consultant, Personnel Officer, Training & Development Officer, Employment Relations Officer, Organisational Development Consultant, Management Consultant, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Manager.

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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Student stories

  • Lauren Menegola

    Lauren Menegola

    ECU Human Resource Management and Management graduate

    "The atmosphere at ECU was friendly and welcoming. Over the course of my degree, I have made some lifelong friends through volunteer groups, social events and classes."

    Whilst studying at ECU, I was an ambassador for the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Being an ambassador helped me to successfully apply for the AHRI internship program, which secured me an internship in the HR department at CGG – one of the two work placements I have been able to complete whilst studying at ECU. Both were invaluable experiences and have assisted in identifying the areas of Human Resources that I would like to focus on. After my three weeks interning at CGG, I was offered a contract with the company, where I worked whilst I completed my studies. This has provided a great opportunity to apply the theory I have learnt throughout my degree, and I have no doubt that this will assist my employability now that I have completed my degree.

  • Joanne May

    Joanne May

    ECU Human Resources graduate

    "My 4 years at ECU were without a doubt some of the best of my life!"

    Being a mature age student, I assumed that I wouldn't make many friends as that was just for the school leavers, but I have made friends for life with people of all ages and nationalities. These friendships made for the most positive experience. The lecturers and tutors were consistently supportive and it was clear they really wanted their students to succeed.

    I loved how ECU offered practical, work-ready learning methods, combined with the latest theory. I didn't realise how interactive the course would be, there were so many real life scenarios which made me feel much more comfortable about going out into the workforce.

    My greatest achievement was graduating with the School of Business and Law medal for 2018. It was an incredible honour that I got to share with my family, ECU friends and all my lecturers and tutors who encouraged me to aim as high as I could.

  • Angela Marchese

    Angela Marchese

    Project Management and Human Resource Management student

    "My work placement will count as credit towards my degree"

    I graduated from high school as one of the top ten achievers in my year. ECU’s School of Business and Law has an outstanding reputation so I applied for direct entry using my high school results. The facilities at ECU are exceptional and I feel so lucky to have access to them. All students have access to unlimited Wi-Fi, library resources and computer facilities as well as private study rooms and areas. The lecturers are qualified, helpful and friendly, making me comfortable in my studies. These facilities give me the ability to complete every assignment to a desired standard. I also have the opportunity to complete a work placement for a company provided by ECU that will count as credit towards my degree.