Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

A major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) 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.

Requirements for a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

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

1. One junior prerequisite units of study (six credit points) for the major, as follows:

  • WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment.

2. Six senior units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

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

  • WORK2203 Industrial Relations Policy
  • WORK2205 Human Resource Processes.

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

  • BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship) #
  • WORK2209 Managing Organisational Change
  • WORK2210 Strategic Management
  • WORK2211 Human Resource Strategies
  • WORK2215 IR and HRM Practice *
  • WORK2217 International Human Resource Management
  • WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • WORK2219 Managing Organisational Sustainability
  • WORK2221 Organisational Communication *
  • WORK2222 Leadership in Organisations
  • WORK2224 Globalisation, Work and Employment *
  • WORK2225 Work and Social Change *
  • WORK2226 Institutions at Work *
  • WORK2227 Regulation at Work
  • WORK3921 Theories of Work and Organisations *
  • WORK3922 Organisational Research Methods.

# Students must seek approval from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies to include this unit as an elective for their major.

* Not offered for 2014.

Please check the Business School unit of study table in the Units of study for details of the unit prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements.

Australian Human Resource Institute accreditation

All undergraduate degrees incorporating a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management are AHRI-accredited. Students wishing to satisfy the requirements for professional membership of AHRI should complete an Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major as part of their degree.