Become a leading workplace expert

With USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce become a leading workplace expert on strategies and practices for guiding and partnering with employees so that the people working for the business are motivated to provide a source of competitive advantage for the business.

This is becoming increasingly challenging as workplaces become more diverse and place greater emphasis on work-life balance in order to recruit, retain and develop top talent. Your studies will cover courses such as organizational behavior and management, talent management, workforce design, risk mitigation, work health and safety, workplace relations, enhancing employee performance, organizational learning, strategic human resource management, managing knowledge and leading organizational change.

In addition to your chosen specialization of Human Resource Management, you can choose to study another area in-depth with a second major, or broaden your knowledge with a combination of minors and approved courses. These can be chosen from a wide range of business and commerce-related fields.

Professional accreditation

The Human Resource Management major is presently accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

Career outcomes

Graduates have potential opportunities to engage in private consultancy services related to all aspects of human resources, in addition to advocacy work with industrial relations consultancies, unions, and industry and employer associations. Graduates also have the potential to achieve senior and executive levels positions such as human resources director, organizational development director, compensation and benefits director, industrial relations director, recruitment manager, career counselor, safety and welfare coordinator.

Program structure

Courses to be studied

  • Core courses (8 units)
  • plus 1 x 8-unit major (8 units)
  • plus 2 x 4-unit minors (8 units)
  • or 1 x 4-unit minor and 4 approved courses

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode/ Cost

  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 10944
  • Domestic full fee paying: AUD 19040

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Mathematics A (4, SA) is assumed.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for a credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Program taught in:
  • English

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