Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

If you love working with people and helping them achieve their best, then this double degree is the ideal degree for you. This four-year program will give you the skills to effectively manage both organisations and their employees.  The combination of theoretical training and practical skills will allow you to thrive in a variety of workplaces.

  • Why study this degree?

    Effective human resource management assists businesses and organisations to adapt and thrive in environments of rapid economic, sociological and technological change. The main focus of this discipline is to balance organisational and employee needs to meet every legal and social responsibility.

    This degree combines both practical and theoretical components so that students gain a holistic appreciation and understanding of the business environment, along with insights into aspects of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology.

    Our degree program covers all the subjects that are pertinent to human resource management, including Employment Law, Change Management and Human Resource Development. In addition, you will study foundation business courses including Economics, Finance, Business Information Technology and the Principles of Marketing, which will give you knowledge and understanding of how businesses function. You’ll be an equal partner at the management table, ensuring the best outcomes for employers and employees.

    The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is based on the premise of social justice and equity for all people.  It concerns itself with the practical application of such principles to all aspects of human interaction.  A Behavioural Scientist values human diversity and works collaboratively with communities to identify and advance the goals of the group and the individuals who comprise it.  Behavioural Science promotes the concept of wellbeing and aims to facilitate this at the individual, relational and community levels. Your knowledge and skills in business and HRM will combine well with this people-centred focus.

    As part of your double degree, you will undertake a Behavioural Science internship of at least 90 hours. This course provides valuable on-the-job experience, interaction with professional practitioners and a network of contacts. You will be able to apply your knowledge and skills, and to learn a whole lot more, in a professional workplace. The Bachelor of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), thus this Bachelor's program will give you the start you need, whether you choose to work in the public or private sector.

  • Program summary

    Courses Units of Credit
    Core Curriculum courses 75
    Business Foundation courses 200
    Human Resource Management courses 225
    General elective course 25
    Behavioural Science courses 275
    Behavioural Science Internship course 25
    Total units of credit in the double degree 800

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

    See the Bachelor of Behavioural Science Program Regulations for details of Behavioural Science courses.

    Information about individual courses can be found at the School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences course description pages.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
      OR
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
      OR
    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
      OR
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required
      OR    
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
      OR
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees and costs

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Recruiter
    • Training and development manager
    • Human resource manager/consultant/officer
    • Change manager
    • People and culture coordinator
    • Employee experience specialist
  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Behavioural Science BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2020

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    <5N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    <5 N/A
    • Admitted   on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5 100%
    International students<5N/A
    All students<5100.0%

    TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Behavioural Science ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offersATAR
    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer 85.10 N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer 85.10 N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    85.10 N/A

    Notes:  

    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Human Resource Management / Bachelor of Behavioural Science please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on international@nd.edu.au.

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