Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Support people in the workplace to maximise business success
Combine your passion for people's wellbeing with your strategic mind in a HR career. Ensure the people working in your organisation are thriving, not just surviving. Learn to prepare performance management strategies and training plans.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 06 Feb 22
- 26 Jun 22
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Acquire and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills related to business and organisations (Discipline Knowledge).
- Communicate information effectively in written and oral forms with a diverse range of stakeholders (Communication Skills).
- Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and evaluation of complex business problems and draw logical conclusions (Critical Skills).
- Work both independently and collaboratively to achieve agreed team outcomes (Teamwork).
Organisations employ HR Graduates in a variety of different positions. Some HR Professionals follow a generalist career path which covers a broad range of HR tasks and responsibilities. Others choose to specialise in different areas of HR such as Learning & Development, Recruitment, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), Organisational Change, Industrial Relations (IR), and Organisational Development.
Careers requiring HR skills are growing fast, here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2024.
Human Resource Professionals 15.7%
Human Resource Managers 13.35%
This Major is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), which is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
- Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
- Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.
Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Work and Life
Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.
Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
The following qualifications are recognised articulating admissions pathways into the B3A Bachelor of Business:
- Diploma of Applied Business; Associate Degree in Applied Business
- Diploma of Hospitality Management; Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Diploma of Marketing & Communication; Advanced Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Diploma of Travel and Tourism; Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Diploma of University Studies; Associate Degree in University Studies
Human Resource Management is an important area of business that focuses on the strategic management of employees, workplace culture, recruitment and staffing needs, performance management, and employee training.
Your studies will incorporate applied learning modules that will prepare you for HR roles across a range of industries. You will learn to create performance management strategies, training plans and other essential HR reports for organisations of various sizes and structures.
Using HR analytics tools such as Power BI and Excel, you will develop the skills required to make strategic HR decisions, forecast turnover rates, and improve employee retention. In your final year of study, you will also have the chance to work on a HR project with students from Cracow University of Economics to solve a common HR problem and develop your awareness of cultural diversity.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 8 subjects in first year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA111 People and Organisations
- TAS-BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy
- TAS-BEA140 Data Analysis for Business
- TAS-BFA103 Accountability and Accounting
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BMA101 Introduction to Management
- TAS-BMA121 Foundations of Human Resource Management
- 2 electives
Year 2. 8 subjects in second year including:
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-BAA211 Entrepreneurship
- TAS-BAA215 Business and Corporate Law
- TAS-BMA202 Business Strategy
- TAS-BMA250 Managerial Social Responsibility
- 2 major subjects
- TAS-BMA219 Applied Human Resource Management
- TAS-BMA220 Human Resource Management in Action
- 2 electives
Year 3. 8 subjects in third year including:
- 4 major subjects
- TAS-BMA314 Organisational Change and Development
- TAS-BMA335 Human Resource Project
- TAS-BMA336 The Future of Human Resource Management
- TAS-BMA341 Employment Relations
- 4 electives
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