Online Master of Human Resource Management

Online Master of Human Resource Management

POSTGRADUATE

100% online and accelerated

Student type:
Learning mode:
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
12 courses (2 years part-time)*
16 courses (2.7 years part-time)
Fees:

AU$33,600 (2024 annual)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Learning mode:
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
12 courses (2 years part-time)*
16 courses (2.7 years part-time)
Fees:

AU$33,600 (2024 annual)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Develop a future-focused and immediately-applicable skill-set to become a leader of real cultural change.

Female with protective gear discussing printed document with male colleague

Learn how to lead cultural change to create a better workplace

Drive business success with strategic HR thinking and give yourself a growing number of rewarding career opportunities.

Female HR professional smiling to male colleague

A world-class HR qualification

Gain globally-applicable skills to lead workplace culture and engage with stakeholders at all levels. The Master of Human Resource Management gives you the tools to take on all business challenges and handle the expectations of high-level managerial roles.

Lead businesses with a competitive cultural edge

Learn the best-practice, relevant skills to create the human frameworks that give business a competitive edge.

Thrive in a changing workforce

RMIT Online’s Master of HRM gives you an extensive, future-focused skill-set for the evolving and changing modern workplace.

Choose online excellence

Accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI), you’ll learn from the highest ranked university in Australia offering a postgraduate online Master of Human Resource Management.

Female browsing RMIT online on laptop

Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Developed by industry specialists with hands-on experience, this master’s program is the formal qualification you need to grow your career in Human Resources.

students-on-laptops-1220_x_732.jpg

Study on campus

The Master of Human Resource Management is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Gain HR knowledge on a global scale.

The RMIT Online Master of Human Resource Management gives you the knowledge develop and use human frameworks to build exceptional teams and create sustainable value for the business.

You’ll develop the skills and formal qualifications necessary to take on the legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges facing business today, and allow you to handle the expectations of all levels of management.

This leading industry program is designed to work around your lifestyle.

The 100% online, accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

Work-connected and industry-relevant

Accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI), you’ll learn from the highest ranked university in Australia offering a 100% online Master of Human Resource Management.

Eligible graduates are able to enter the AHRI Practising Certification Program.

  • 12 courses (2 years part-time)*
  • 16 courses (2.7 years part-time).

*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters. Please see admissions section below. 

The RMIT Online Master of Human Resource Management program consists of: 

  • 11 core courses + 1 elective (12 course masters)
  • 11 core courses + 5 electives (16 course masters).

For more information about these courses, see Study Online.

Career

You may work in a range of industry sectors where your skills in contemporary business and HR practice, operational leadership, problem-solving, cross-cultural awareness and persuasive communication are required for the strategic management of people in a global context.

Roles might include diversity management, occupational health and safety, training and development, industrial relations roles as well as HR practice.

Admissions

12 course Master of Business Administration 

  •  An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*

    OR

  • An Australian bachelors degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)* plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience

    OR

We offer Recognition of Prior Learning, or the recognition of previous study or learning. This means you can apply for credit and reduce the number of courses you need to complete. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study or work experience as possible with your application. Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters.

16 course Master of Business Administration 

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

**Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you will have the opportunity to progress to the masters degree.

12 course Master of Business Administration 

  •  An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*

    OR

  • An Australian bachelors degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)* plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience

    OR

We offer Recognition of Prior Learning, or the recognition of previous study or learning. This means you can apply for credit and reduce the number of courses you need to complete. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study or work experience as possible with your application. Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters.

16 course Master of Business Administration 

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

**Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you will have the opportunity to progress to the masters degree.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is a pathway to the Master of Human Resource Management. 

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management you can continue your studies in the Master of Human Resource Management and receive 48 credit points worth of credit (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Masters advanced standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications* with a major in a business or related discipline, or an unrelated discipline with two years relevant work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows: 

Qualification level Masters exemptions offered Remaining program duration
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Bachelor degree (Honours) (AQF level 8) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Master degree (AQF level 9) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted advanced standing.

Upon successful completion of this masters degree, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate research programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

The online Master of Human Resource Management encompasses courses that make up the online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, so if you need to exit the program early, you can earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses.

The Graduate Certificate is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students (see entry requirements).

Alternatively, you can gain entry from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Fees

2024 tuition fees:

  • Full-fee places: AU$33,600 (annual).

Fees apply to 2024 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2024 tuition fees:

  • Full-fee places: AU$33,600 (annual).

Fees apply to 2024 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.