2 years intensive part-time
$3,840 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

With a Master of Human Resource Management you’ll learn how to build exceptional teams and attain high-level managerial roles. The program focuses on a diverse global workforce, giving you insights into managing the rapidly changing workplace. You’ll develop skills and formal qualifications necessary to take on legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges.

From start-ups and no-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations, the Master of Human Resource Management provides you with the tools you need to contribute to businesses of every scale. You’ll understand how to tackle common and complex HR problems and critically evaluate real-world situations.

You’ll be equipped with the formal qualification and strategic knowledge needed to manage complex workplace issues and grow your organisation, as well as your career.

Hear from one of our students

Paul Flavel is studying his Master of Human Resource Management and shares the reasons why he chose online study at RMIT and how that's positively played out in his current role.

What you will study

Discover a new, intensive way to learn

Our flexible program gives you the freedom to fit your studies around your work and life commitments.

Our intensive seven-week study periods offer six intakes per year, meaning you can start at a time that’s convenient for you. By focusing on one program at a time, your learning is consolidated, giving you the best chance at successful completion, in the fastest time possible.

With an online Master of Human Resource Management, you’ll gain exactly the same qualification as you would studying on-campus. The only difference is that the course has been designed specifically for online learning. This master also provides a social learning community and discussion groups where you can can share ideas and solve problems relating to your studies.

With a strong hands-on focus ingrained into the course, you can apply relevant skills to your work from day one – consolidating your new knowledge through action.

As well as our intensive, online study model this program is also available on-campus.

Professional accreditation

The RMIT online Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Eligible graduates can also enter the AHRI Practising Certification Program. 

No on-campus obligations

While you will have online assessments, the Master of Human Resource Management delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered direct to you, wherever you are.

Updated knowledge from industry experts

This up-to-date masters in HR management is developed by leading experts in the field. The program focuses on building and updating your knowledge to equip you for contemporary challenges in HR.

Innovative systems and support to guide you to success

From day one, you’ll receive ongoing personalised support from our study concierge service, providing you with the resources and guidance you need to succeed. Our Student Success Advisors will help you access any tools, resources or services you need to achieve your study goals.

Our academics collaborate with instructional designers to deliver courses that are purpose built for our online learning platform. Discover engaging content and collaborate with your peers in online discussion groups.

Whether you’re at work, home or on the move, your digital classroom is easily accessible. You don’t need to be at your desktop to keep up-to-date with readings or contribute to discussions – learn wherever you are, whenever you want.

Don’t have time to study online? Think again.

Our interactive Study Planner asks you to consider the time you spend on certain activities each week, and where you could potentially allocate time towards study.

You’ll discover just how achievable it is to fit the weekly recommended 15 hours of study into your life.


Program details


2018 tuition fees are $3,840 per 12 credit point course, totalling $46,080 for 12 courses.
See our Fees page for information. Fees apply to 2019 only. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Program duration

12 courses | 2 years intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration

Program intakes

Six intakes, annually (January, March, May, July, September and October)


Our Master of Human Resource Management encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, 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).

Entry requirements

Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-cognate discipline, plus at least three years relevant management work experience; or
RMIT Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master of Human Resource Management does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.




A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment. Students are provided with opportunities to discuss and apply theories, practices and issues with a wide range of innovative learning approaches. Furthermore, students are assessed on how well the course’s learning outcomes are met and on development against the program learning outcomes.

Course assessments will occur across a seven-week teaching period and are designed to progressively build in weight over time, with each linking back and building on the last.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • Quizzes;
  • Case study analyses;
  • Scenario analyses;
  • Presentations;
  • Contribution to online discussions; and
  • Collaboration on set tasks or projects.

As many of our students are working full-time and have professional commitments during the week, course assessments are usually due on Sunday or Monday evenings, allowing optimum time over the weekend to finesse for submission.

Rich feedback will be provided to students throughout the teaching period via online forums on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

English language requirements

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  1. an accepted English language proficiency test
  2. an accepted English language provider, or
  3. a recognised Australian or international qualification.

English language proficiency tests minimum scores:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
  • 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.

Work-connected and industry-relevant

Advisory boards consist of high-profile industry representatives who ensure links with industry standards and practice are reflected in the program. Management practitioners and industry-relevant projects underpin the work-integrated learning components of this program, meaning what you learn today you can apply to your work tomorrow.


Career outlook

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.