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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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The HR management program focuses on developing strategies to manage people and construct workplace arrangements that respond to organisational and human needs.
This program is ideal for applicants with high levels of emotional intelligence, initiative and attention to detail. The interrelationships between work and society will be heavily considered and you will learn to critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective and ethical business decisions.
As an HR practitioner you will be expected to understand sustainable work practices and policies and make organisational decisions within the broader social and economic environment and work effectively with stakeholders.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You will be guided by industrial relations and human resource management experts with extensive work experience and engagement in high-quality research.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and project work.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
You will have the opportunity to directly apply your academic skills to a work context and engage with HR practitioners in courses like Negotiation and Advocacy and Future of Work. These stimulating courses enable you to integrate industry knowledge and feedback into assessment tasks to better inform your learning.
- Negotiation and Advocacy involves students receiving practitioner input to skills development when engaging in negotiations and policy development.
- The Future of Work course prepares you for the transition to business, community and work through immersive simulated workplace contexts.
These courses are designed to develop your work-ready capabilities and your ability to analyse and manage information and contexts, resolve problems and communicate effectively in your future business career.
Other work-connected and industry-relevant options include:
Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed to tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
Business Internship electives where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. These positions are normally unpaid and are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT graduates emerge with the skills to exercise strong ethical judgements in a variety of business contexts with reference to regulatory and global perspectives.
The flexibility to select courses from business or other disciplines prepares you for a career in a range of industries and for roles covering employment relations, industrial relations, OHS, negotiation and advocacy and the management of human resources and human performance.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
Professional bodies may offer students and/or graduates membership, opportunities for entry into professional qualification programs and other career enhancing benefits.
For further information about membership and opportunities for students and graduates, please visit our accreditation and membership page.
Completing a global mobility program can help you to stand out in the job market.
In most cases you can gain credit points towards your studies while experiencing another culture and teaching style overseas.
Global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study tours
- First Year Study Tour
- Student exchange
- RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
Find out more about international opportunities in the College of Business.
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