Master of Commerce (Human Resource Management)

Approved Abbreviation: MCom(HRM)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2764.1

CRICOS Code: 079494J

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Students should follow the course structure for the course or course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2014 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This course equips graduates to work in the field of human resource management. Key functional areas are considered within a strategic and contextualised framework, with an underlying objective of searching for ways to strengthen organisations for all stakeholders. This education builds the necessary knowledge base for working in employment relations, but the emphasis is knowledge in action, as inspired by the Australia Human Resource Institute’s capabilities for HR professionals and UWS graduate attributes designed to bring knowledge to life.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or the part-time equivalent.

Course Advice

Dr Jayne


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalLaurel Jackson
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

The Master of Commerce (HRM) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Accreditation means that the program has effective quality assurance and that learning addresses the Model of Excellence of the AHRI, derived from international research on HR competencies.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in Business or Commerce.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points. This includes eight core units, a 20 credit point capstone unit, and two elective units as per the structure below.


200826.1Contemporary People Management
200821.2Financial Reports for Decision Making
200719.2Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
200722.2Strategic Employment Relations
200827.1Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
200717.2Employment Relations Professional Practice
200721.2Reward Management
200828.1Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning


200829.3Business Project

Alternate Capstone



Students may choose 20 credit points of elective units from the available Postgraduate Business units. Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.

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