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Study human resource management and industrial relations

Develop the skills to build a career in people management
Explore current and future challenges around employment, organisational performance, and the forces shaping workplaces through the study of human resource management and industrial relations.

As the nature of work and employment is rapidly changing, it has never been more advantageous to graduate with the essential skills and knowledge to build a career in the ‘people’ function in organisations.

Our programs provide you with a sound understanding of key human resource management, employment and ethical leadership issues. We equip you with the knowledge and skills to respond to the rapid changes reshaping local and international work practices and policies, and to develop strategies that will establish and grow a productive and engaged workforce.

Why study human resource management and industrial relations with us?

Where can human resource management and industrial relations take you?

Our human resource management and industrial relations programs produce graduates who are effective and strategic business partners, confident employee advocates, policy and administrative experts, knowledgeable change agents, persuasive professional communicators and discerning researchers.

You will graduate as an ethically aware practitioner in the field of human resource management and employment relations. Some of our graduates have gone on to work at corporations such as NewCorp, IBM, GE Healthcare, Ernst & Young and Coca-Cola Amatil.

There are many employment opportunities for graduates, including:

  • human resource manager
  • workplace relations manager
  • diversity consultant
  • policy analyst
  • organisation change and development specialist
  • industrial relations advisor
  • people and culture manager
  • industrial relations advocate.
     

How can I study human resource management and industrial relations?

Build your qualification and only commit to the length of study that you need with our relevant, accredited postgraduate programs.

We offer flexible pathway options and recognition of prior learning in these postgraduate degrees:

You can also undertake a specialisation in people, management and organisations within a different degree or progress into research.

Undertake intensive research through one of our higher degree programs:

Or, undertake advanced coursework and complete a research thesis by completing honours.

Stacey Harrison

Stacey Harrison
Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
“During my degree, I have learned from some of the best academics in the industry. Their industry knowledge and commitment is second to none, as they strive to ensure their students succeed in the course and their careers. I know that no matter what happens in my industry, I am armed with the tools to adapt to changes and to drive strategic business outcomes.”
Discover our Master of HR Management and Industrial Relations

Brandon Morgan

Brandon Morgan
Bachelor of Commerce (HR Management and Industrial Relations)
“I’ve had a genuine passion for business from a young age through exposure to family businesses. It is such a broad field with the chance to study everything from accounting to human resources. The transferable skills taught in this degree offer plenty of opportunities to move around, change careers and follow your passion.”
Discover our Bachelor of Commerce