Increasingly regulated working environments and competitive job markets mean employers are now looking for HR professionals who possess a complex set of skills, combining knowledge, creativity and practical experience.

A recent report from Deloitte Access Economics on the occupation and education trends in human resources in Australia confirmed that demand for highly skilled HR professionals is expected to grow by almost 8,000 people over the next five years.

The workplace is constantly evolving, with new technologies and emerging trends changing the way we work to become more flexible and people-focused. The report also highlighted that around 40 per cent of current Australian jobs have a high probability of becoming automated in the next 10–15 years, meaning the HR function will need to adapt to new business needs.

HR professionals are also becoming more aware of the importance of promoting professional development and growth opportunities within the organisations they work for. However, this can often lead to neglecting their own learning and development.

Postgraduate study develops core competencies that can be applied directly into the workplace, ensuring you are reaching your full potential.

A recent AHRI survey found that almost 30 per cent of its members already held a master's degree, and more than half of these HR professionals believe they will need to undertake further education to progress in their careers.

With the annual income of HR workers with a postgraduate qualification expected to be more than $160,000 in 2021-22, as well as an annual growth in workers of 2.3 per cent, an online Master of Human Resource Management will not only advance your career to lead workforce success, but progress your own skillsets to drive your career to the next level.

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