Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Major (Undergraduate)

Description

A major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management has two strands: the theory and practice of relations between employers, employees, unions and government; as well as the management of people within an organisation, including recruitment,selection, remuneration, appraisal, and training and development. This is a professional major which includes a work experience program with placements in unions, employer organisations, companies and government.

This is a compulsory major option for the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees) and a Major I option for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).

Information for Undergraduate students

Requirements for the major

Note. The following information is for students who commenced study in their degree from 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the information below listed under "Pre-2011 continuing students".

For the award of a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, students complete:

(i) one of the following junior units of study (six credit points):

(ii) two compulsory senior units of study (12 credit points), as follows:

(iii) a minimum of four senior elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following:

* Not offered for 2014.

Note: Students who commenced study in this major prior to Semester 1, 2014 and who have obtains permission from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies may include BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship) as an elective for their major.

Note: Senior units of study can only be used to count towards the requirements for one major. Senior units cannot be "double counted" towards two major. For example, WORK2209 cannot count towards a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management and a major in Management.

Information for Pre-2011 continuing students

The following information is for Pre-2011 continuing students only

Requirements for the Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major for students who commenced study in their degree prior to 2011

Pre-2011 continuing students can choose to follow the requirements for a major as set out above or can follow the requirements for their major as set out in the following downloadable PDFs. Continuing students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for the exact requirements for their degree and majors.

Availability of this major in Business School degrees

The Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:

Pre-2011 continuing students enrolled in these former Faculty of Economics and Business degrees can also complete a major or electives in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management: FH029 Bachelor of Economics, FH035 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (electives only).

Students in the following combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies also have the option of completing a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management:

An Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major or electives in this area may also be available to students enrolled in other degrees in the University. Students should check the other faculty's handbook course information for further details.

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