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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)

The Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) empowers you to see human resources from a different angle. By exploring the human mind in a business context, you’ll have a significant advantage when performing key functions of the role, from recruitment and workplace negotiations to creating high-performance environments.

If you’re interested in HR, why not graduate with complementary skills in psychology that make you stand out from the pack?

At the core of human resources is understanding the person in front of you. What motivates them? What holds them back? What role suits their strengths? The Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) prepares you for these questions and more. You’ll graduate with a keen sense of the underlying factors behind common workplace challenges. And through practical learning underpinned by the latest research, you’ll be able to provide evidence-based solutions to these very challenges.

By applying a psychology lens to human resource management, you’ll have a decided advantage in core competencies relating to:

  • employee relations
  • change and performance management
  • organizational culture
  • teamwork
  • research methods. 

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.

Accreditation

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The specialist course will provide a highly unique skill set for students interested in understanding how internal psychological states and external work environment factors affect employee productivity in a variety of organizational contexts. As such graduates will be highly sought after for their capacity to scientifically identify opportunities for organizational growth relating to personnel in a range of industries.

Students will have a competitive advantage in applications for HR graduate opportunities over other graduates of typical business/HR degrees through their capacity to quantify and explain ‘why’ and ‘by how much’ changes in human resources will positively impact on a range of business outputs

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 70, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on their performance in:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation Program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience

Mandatory student checks

Units that contain work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check, or another check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.