Human Resource Management, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T041

Previous Code: MT2024.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This major (including online) is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The Human Resource Management Major is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations. Graduates’ careers focus on enhancing the value of human and social capital through supporting employee engagement for many different kinds of organisations, market-oriented and community-oriented organisations and many kinds of people. The teaching philosophy is based on knowledge in action, a fusion of the Australia Human Resource Institute’s capabilities for HR professionals and the Western Sydney University Graduate Attributes designed to secure success. An aim of the program is to instil those values and attitudes that can support leaders in judgements about balancing the pursuit of organisational objectives with creating opportunities for developing people’s capacities and careers. The perspectives are local and international, with an emphasis on the value of cultural and demographic diversity. Graduates have knowledge of how leadership and management of people can support organisational objectives and create organisational opportunities. This capacity comes from grounding in human resource management and industrial relations practice using contemporary law and research in applied projects. Students combine this with an education in the pressures organisations experience in inter-disciplinary subjects focused on money, markets and management. That is, graduates develop commercial acumen and appreciate the competing interests around work, aware of trends locally and internationally. Throughout the program, students are challenged to develop and demonstrate communication, cultural, and analytic skills required to be innovative and responsible team-members and leaders.

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Major Structure

Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including all of the core subjects listed below.

Core Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 2014Enterprise Industrial Relations10
BUSM 3024Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy10
BUSM 2022Human Resource Development10
BUSM 3032International Human Resource Management10
BUSM 1023Managing People at Work10
BUSM 3048Negotiation, Bargaining and Advocacy10
BUSM 3054People, Work and Society10
BUSM 3063Reward and Performance Management10
Total Credit Points80

Professional Subjects for Careers in Management

Students undertaking the Human Resource Management major are advised to take the following four subjects to satisfy the requirements for their professional core:

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 3027Innovation and Professional Practice10
MATH 1012Management Analytics10
BUSM 2030Managing and Developing Careers10
BUSM 3059Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations10
Note: Students enrolled in T041 Human Resource Management are advised that the enterprise engaged subject BUSM 3059 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations is required for accreditation purposes.
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resource Management requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1023 Managing People at Work 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 2022 Human Resource Development 10
MATH 1012 Management Analytics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BUSM 2014 Enterprise Industrial Relations 10
BUSM 3032 International Human Resource Management 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 3063 Reward and Performance Management 10
BUSM 2030 Managing and Developing Careers 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BUSM 3054 People, Work and Society 10
BUSM 3048 Negotiation, Bargaining and Advocacy 10
BUSM 3027 Innovation and Professional Practice 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 3024 Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy 10
BUSM 3059 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
MATH 1012 Management Analytics 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1023 Managing People at Work 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 2022 Human Resource Development 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
BUSM 2014 Enterprise Industrial Relations 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 2030 Managing and Developing Careers 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
BUSM 3032 International Human Resource Management 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3063 Reward and Performance Management 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
BUSM 3054 People, Work and Society 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3027 Innovation and Professional Practice 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
BUSM 3048 Negotiation, Bargaining and Advocacy 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3024 Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy 10
BUSM 3059 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240