2 years intensive part-time
$3,955 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

Program introduction

Businesses are increasingly turning to culture, and people who can shape culture, for a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world. The RMIT Online Master of Human Resource Management gives you the skills to develop and use human frameworks to build exceptional teams and create sustainable value for business.

You’ll develop contemporary 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 high-level managerial roles.

The principles you will learn, and the tools and frameworks you will become proficient in can be applied across all businesses, from start-ups and not-for-profits to multinational corporations. You’ll understand how to plan and implement strategic cultural programs, tackle common and complex HR problems, you’ll learn the soft skills needed to have difficult conversations at all levels of a business and be able to turn human challenges into business opportunities.

Recognised Quality

Highly ranked and accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute.

Career Opportunities for Human Resources Management Professionals

Learn the practical, real-world strategies and tools businesses are demanding.


Develop specialised contemporary skills to manage real workplace issues.

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 he’s applying what he’s learning to his current role.

What you will study

A new way to learn

Our flexible online Master of HRM gives you the freedom to fit your studies around your work and life commitments.

Six intakes a year

RMIT online offers six intakes per year rather than traditional semester-based years, so you can start sooner and study more through the year.

One subject at a time

We focus on one subject per intake, for a 7-week rotation, allowing you to consolidate your learning and more-easily apply what you learn to your current job.

Traditional qualification, online

You’ll gain the same qualification as you would studying on-campus. The course has been designed specifically for online learning. It leverages the educational benefits of online learning and also provides a social learning community and discussion groups where you can share ideas and solve problems relating to your studies.

Make an immediate impact

There is a strong hands-on focus ingrained into the course. You’ll gain mastery in relevant skills from day one – and be able to consolidate your new knowledge through action.

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

You can study when you want and where you want. All lecture material and content is delivered direct to you, wherever you are. Assessments are all carried out online.

The latest HR  knowledge from industry experts

Leading experts in the field develop this up-to-date masters in HR management. The program focuses on building and updating your knowledge to equip you for contemporary challenges in HR.

Personalised support and guidance

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.

Courses built for online success

Our academics collaborate with instructional designers to deliver courses that are purpose built for our online learning platform. The content is engaging. Courses are interactive. Collaboration with your peers, through online discussion groups, helps you develop greater confidence and deeper perspectives.


Program details


2020 tuition fees are $3,955 per 12 credit point course, totaling $47,460 for 12 courses.

See our fees page for information. Fees apply to 2020 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 includes the courses that make up our Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. If you need to exit the program early, you could still earn a postgraduate qualification by completing specified courses.  

This convergence of courses means the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management 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.

English language

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

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.

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.