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Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations

Course Description

Postgraduate study in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HR&ER) will provide you with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas.

This course is suitable for professionals working in the human resources and employment relations (HR&ER) area who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge, and also for those wishing to move into the HR&ER field.

From 2015, the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations will be a two-year full-time degree. Students are also able to study part-time to fit the course around work and other commitments.

Course description, features and facilities

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, HR&ER examines the organisation of work, management of employees, role of unions, development of co-operation and negotiation, and ways in which conflict can emerge and be managed.

UWA Business School

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The School inspires and propels talented students from around the world to become the respected and innovative academic, community and business leaders of tomorrow.

We are one of only seven institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures our degrees are recognised by employers worldwide, and guarantees the quality of our teaching, research and other operational areas.

Our major corporate partners include ATCO Australia, BHP Billiton, Ernst & Young, Macquarie Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wesfarmers and Woodside. These industry links enable us to provide a richer education for our students, and ensure our programs are relevant and valuable to industry.

Career opportunities

HR Manager, Recruitment Manager, Training and Development, Contract Development, Expatriate Administration, HR Policy Review, HR Consulting, HR Services at a senior level

Visit the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree of this University, with a weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty. Minimum English Language Requirements- View Website

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