Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)


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Manage people effectively by understanding how they think and behave

To manage staff properly, you need to understand them. This degree gives you a deep practical understanding of how people work, and how to create a business environment conducive to individual success. You’ll gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of business, with a focus on human resource management, including areas such as workplace relations, staffing and remuneration, training and development, leadership and team dynamics, and managing organisational change. You’ll also learn about human behaviour and cognitive, social, physiological and intercultural psychologies.

In this degree you will:

  • Develop specialist skills through your understanding of the key areas of human resource management
  • Gain practical experience in the human resources sector through an elective internship
  • Learn fundamentals of business such as economics, management, marketing, research methods, accounting and informatics
  • Participate in paid research assistant work relating to psychology in your second or third year of study
Career opportunities
  • Human resource management
  • Recruitment
  • Staff development and training
  • Employment relations
  • Change management
  • Organisational development
  • Health and education services
  • Disability services
  • Community work

This program is pending accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Following successful completion of an accredited honours year – plus further accredited postgraduate study following the guidelines of the Psychologists Registration Board in their state or territory – graduates may be eligible for registration as a psychologist in that state or territory. Upon graduating, you may also be eligible to join the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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