Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Major (Undergraduate)

Description

A major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) will equip you with essential tools and knowledge to build a career in the ‘people’ function in organisations. Students build their understanding of the major HR functions and roles across the employment lifecycle including recruitment and selection, remuneration and reward, performance management and employee training and development. This is balanced with the study of industrial (or employment) relations, covering important topics such as employment contracts, labour markets, employment legislation and policies and collective bargaining and trade unions. Students can to apply undertake work placement in IR and HR as a part of their degree.

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).

Why study this major?

 

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: 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:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

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: Bachelor of Economics, 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:

  • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce

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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