The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 40140

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Human Resources and Law is a high quality, professionally-focused Master program that provides students with a pathway for pursuing research and further study. The program will expose students to new perspectives and deep analyses, ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences. The graduates of these programs will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them to engage in further education, research, and professional development in Australia and across the world. The program is a joint initiative of the Newcastle Business School and the Newcastle Law School. The Newcastle Law School has a strong reputation in the delivery of law programs across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The Newcastle Business School has a strong existing reputation in the Employment Relations (ER)/Human Resource Management (HRM) discipline, and this program prepares effective ER/HRM professionals for work in their roles as specialist and generalist managers, union leaders and employer association representatives, public servants and policy advisors, and consultants.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Effective (a) oral and (b) written communication skills to provide complex information regarding the overlapping fields of human resources and law to a variety of audiences
  • Skills to work effectively (a) independently or (b) in collaboration, to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to tasks impacting on and affected by the overlapping fields of human resources and law
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills to justify sound solutions in areas impacting on and affected by the overlapping fields of human resources and law
  • Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to the overlapping fields of human resources and law and be proficient in their application
  • Professional proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in contexts relating to the overlapping fields of human resources and law
  • Decision-making skills that incorporate ethical, social and global issues
  • Knowledge of relevant theories, principles and methodologies to apply to research in the overlapping fields of human resources and law

Details

Information correct as at23 Jan 2020 3:21 AM
Program code40140
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Entry into the Master of Human Resources and Law program (80 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • an AQF Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology; or
  • an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology; or
  • an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology, and have at least one year relevant work experience; or
  • an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a non-related field, and have at least two years’ relevant organisational experience; or
  • at least seven years relevant organisational experience, of which two years should have been in a management position in law, employment relations or human resource management, for instance as: a line manager with substantial people management responsibilities; a professional with experience in mentoring, training or supervising the quality of professional work; or as a manager or consultant working in the HRM or ER field.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Master of Human Resources and Law is an 80 unit AQF 9 program. Students are required to complete the following:

  • 40 units (four courses) of core courses;
  • 40 units (four courses) of directed courses - Students must choose at least 10 units from each of Group A and Group B and complete the remaining 20 units from either group.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Courses

Core Courses

Students must complete all the core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6006Employment Relations in Globalised Economies
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6507Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6024Employment Law
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health & Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Courses

Directed Courses Group A

Students must complete at least 10 units from the directed courses in Group A. Any remaining units can be chosen from Group A or Group B.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LAWS6043Advanced Legal Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6098Equal Opportunity Law
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6105Expert EvidenceNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6106Advanced Communication Skills
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6107Mediation Skills and Theory
  • Winter - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6108Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6109ConciliationNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6111Dispute Resolution
  • Summer 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6114Negotiation in a Legal Context
  • Winter - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
LAWS6116Legal Innovation and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6117Law and Society in AsiaNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses Group B

Students must choose at least 10 units from the directed courses in Group B. Any remaining units can be chosen from Group A or Group B.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment Relations
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6192Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.