Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Human Resource Management)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Become a leading workplace expert
With USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce become a leading workplace expert on strategies and practices for guiding and partnering with employees so that the people working for the business are motivated to provide a source of competitive advantage for the business.
This is becoming increasingly challenging as workplaces become more diverse and place greater emphasis on work-life balance in order to recruit, retain and develop top talent. Your studies will cover courses such as organisational behaviour and management, talent management, workforce design, risk mitigation, work health and safety, workplace relations, enhancing employee performance, organisational learning, strategic human resource management, managing knowledge and leading leading organisational change.
In addition to your chosen specialisation of Human Resource Management, you can choose to study another area in-depth with a second major, or broaden your knowledge with a combination of minors and approved courses. These can be chosen from a wide range of business and commerce-related fields.
The Human Resource Management major is presently accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.
Graduates have potential opportunities to engage in private consultancy services related to all aspects of human resources, in addition to advocacy work with industrial relations consultancies, unions, and industry and employer associations. Graduates also have the potential to achieve senior and executive level positions such as human resources director, organisational development director, compensation and benefits director, industrial relations director, recruitment manager, career counsellor, safety and welfare co-ordinator.
Other majors in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce include: Accounting, Accounting (Extended), Aviation Management and Safety, Business Law, Finance, General Commerce, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Marketing and Hospitality Management, Sustainable Business, Tourism Management and Tourism and Events Management.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10944|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19040|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 18/61. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.