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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Business (Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management)

Aim for a management role in human resources or industrial relations, for a dynamic, in-demand career.

In this specialised Master of Business, you’ll explore contemporary industrial relations and human resource (IR/HR) management.

You’ll develop business expertise and learn to resolve IR conflicts. These skills are in high demand in Australia, making this masters an excellent step towards a successful career.

Our program is based on the disciplines of management and general business. Throughout, you’ll be challenged to think creatively about the role of managers in business organisations.

You’ll also develop strong research skills and gain a rich understanding of IR and HR systems, ethics and law. We combine this with hands-on experience, giving you the confidence and ability to manage workplace disputes.

If you have relevant work experience, you can apply for the Master of Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management and complete your masters in a shorter timeframe.

Campus Information

City Flinders

City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy central business district (CBD) You could be studying courses as diverse as osteopathy and business at this campus. It is opposite Melbourne’s grand Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct. The campus is a perfect location for transport, shopping, food and cafes, or to hold a special event at our our Convention Centre.


  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 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

This masters course could lead you to a career as:

  • human resource manager
  • employee development planner
  • employee relations manager
  • recruitment consultant
  • industrial relations officer
  • union official or representative.

Organisations which employ human resource professionals include:

  • banks
  • consultancies
  • local and national government.
  • small or large businesses.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.


  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).