Master of Workforce Planning

Fostering Global Business Leaders 

The Master of Workforce Planning at UNSW Canberra is designed to enable the development of skills that will improve organisational productivity and outcome through the process of systematically predicting the future demand and supply of the employees. The program will provide students with knowledge to enable the forecasting and deployment of capability in order to support the strategic development of the organisation.

The program integrates strategic theory with modelling applications.  Students will firstly learn about different aspects of developing a workforce plan, before then applying this knowledge to create new ideas and plans. The program includes optional research project courses that enable students to produce a substantial piece of research-based scholarship during their degree. 

This fully online degree balances advanced theory with practical knowledge, offering you the opportunity to learn how to develop effective future workforce plans. 

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You can find more information on this degree on the UNSW Handbook.

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To complete the requirements of a Master of Workforce Planning, students must complete five core courses in addition to two prescribed electives from the Schedule for the Master of Workforce Planning program. 

Students must also complete one free elective course from all PG courses across the UNSW Canberra offerings.

Please Note: Course offerings and the Intensive Delivery Mode (IDM) courses can vary throughout the year - contact School for details. 

Core Semester 1 - 2022 Semester 2 - 2022
People and Systems Distance Mode Not Offered
Workforce Planning Distance Mode Not Offered
Systems Thinking and Modelling Distance Mode Not Offered
Systems Dynamics Modelling Not Offered Distance Mode
ZPEM8311 Data Analysis and Applications Distance Mode Not Offered


Electives Semester 1 - 2022 Semester 2 - 2022
Strategic Management Distance Mode Distance Mode
Strategic Human Resources  Distance Mode Not Offered
The Business of Managing Projects Distance Mode Distance Mode
Economic World View Not Offered Distance Mode
Finance for Decision-Making Not Offered Distance Mode
Driving Performance Not Offered Distance Mode
Developing Organisational Capability Not Offered Distance Mode

Workforce Planning Research

(Defence Students Only)

Distance Mode Distance Mode
Organisational units