Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

Program Description

Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)

University of Wollongong Faculty of Business

People are an organization's most valuable resource. Human resource management (HRM) is concerned with finding the right staff for an organization and having employed them, nurturing them so that they want to stay and perform to the best of their abilities. Rather than solely focusing on the bottom line, HRM also focuses on motivational factors, employee health and well-being, human rights, ethics, and the impact of responsible management on society.

This degree

After a common first year in business, you can major in HRM from the second year. This major will teach you about the people side of business operations by gaining an understanding of human resource management theories and practices. Careers in HRM include HR manager, HR consultant, industrial officer, recruitment manager, training management, safety manager and career development manager.

You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.

What you will study

Specific focus is placed on the acquisition and development of employees, positively influencing their employment performance, and monitoring and managing the processes of staff selection, retention and turnover. HRM examines specific people management practices such as recruitment and selection, organizational behavior, employee relations, management of change, learning and development and workplace health and safety management.

Additional Information:

First and second-year subjects can also be completed at the following locations:

  • UOW Batemans Bay - UAC 753604
  • UOW Bega - UAC 753605
  • UOW Shoalhaven - UAC 753603
  • UOW Southern Highlands - UAC 753606
  • UOW Southern Sydney - UC 753607

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organizations and major disciplinary knowledge.
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing
3 Critically analyze business and organizational issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Demonstrate responsiblejudgmentt in decision making
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes
7 Demonstrate independent learning

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that doesn’t merely teach business theory but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you being partnered with industry leaders such as Commonwealth Bank, Cancer Council, World Vision Australia and Gazal.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

Career opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/Importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 28, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
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84,528 AUD
Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression. These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study
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Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered. International Applicants: 6 July 2018. Late applications may be considered.
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Australia - North Wollongong, New South Wales
Start date : Jan. 2019
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Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered. International Applicants: 6 July 2018. Late applications may be considered.
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Jan. 2019
Australia - North Wollongong, New South Wales
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Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered. International Applicants: 6 July 2018. Late applications may be considered.
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