Course structures

Course requirements

(1) Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 60 credit points, comprising:

  • 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study;
  • a 6 credit point capstone (core) unit of study; and
  • 30 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study available for this degree are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

(2) Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 36 credit points, comprising:

  • 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

The units of study available for this course are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

(3) Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students complete units of study totalling 24 credit points, comprising:

  • 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study.

The units of study available for this course are listed in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Professional accreditation

The program is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and is reviewed every three years to ensure program content is relevant to industry needs. Further information on accreditation can be found on the AHRI website.

Course Learning Outcomes

(i) Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Course Learning Outcome Graduate Qualities
Apply a breadth and depth of theoretical frameworks to guide decision-making in human resource management and industrial relations practice (HRM&IR) and evaluate the challenges and opportunities of applying this knowledge in diverse contexts. GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise  GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  
 Analyse and critically evaluate the different frameworks, theories and concepts to assess and generate solutions in HRM&IR, while recognising the complex factors that shape them  GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  
 Use a range of communication strategies, including both professional oral and written communication, that are adaptable to the contexts of HRM&IR. GQ3: Oral and written communication  GQ4: Information and digital literacy  
 Locate, interpret and synthesise data to make informed HRM&IR decisions.  GQ4: Information and digital literacy    
 Generate novel solutions, ideas, insights and/or processes to address complex, HRM&IR issues.  GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise  GQ5: Inventiveness  
 Work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds, including the demonstration of cultural competence, influence, teamwork and leadership skills.  GQ3: Oral and written communication  GQ6: Cultural competence  GQ9: Influence
 Integrate disciplinary perspectives in problem solving and recognise implications for HRM&IR.  GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise  GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  GQ7: Interdisciplinary effectiveness
 Display a professional identity as a strategic, confident, knowledgeable, and ethically and socially aware practitioner.  GQ8: Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
 Persuasively engage with diverse perspectives, display self-awareness and lead with confidence and responsibility.  GQ7: Interdisciplinary effectiveness GQ:9 Influence  

(ii) Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Course Learning Outcome Graduate Qualities
Apply key concepts, advanced knowledge and techniques in human resource management and industrial relations (HRM&IR) to explain diverse business scenarios. GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise    
 Critically assess issues and solution strategies within HRM&IR theory and practice guided by research evidence.  GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  GQ4: Information and digital literacy
 Effectively communicate ideas and insights to peers and other audiences, orally and in written form, when addressing novel HRM&IR issues. GQ3: Oral and written communication  GQ4: Information and digital literacy  GQ5: Inventiveness
 Collect and analyse data using appropriate tools and techniques to generate insights on HRM&IR challenges.  GQ4: Information and digital literacy    
 Work collaboratively in diverse teams when addressing complex problems, drawing on evidence-based practice and considering various stakeholder needs.  GQ6: Cultural competence  GQ7: Interdisciplinary effectiveness  
 Generate ethical and responsible decisions on issues related to HRM&IR.  GQ8: Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
 Work collaboratively in work-related contexts to address complex and unfamiliar problems within HRM&IR. GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  GQ:9 Influence  

(iii) Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Course Learning Outcome Graduate Qualities
Apply key concepts, specialised knowledge and techniques in human resource management and industrial relations (HRM&IR) to explain diverse business scenarios. GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise    
 Critically assess issues and solution strategies within HRM&IR theory and practice guided by research evidence.  GQ1: Depth of disciplinary expertise GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  GQ4: Information and digital literacy
Effectively communicate ideas and insights to peers and other audiences, orally and in written form, when addressing novel HRM&IR issues. GQ3: Oral and written communication  GQ4: Information and digital literacy  GQ5: Inventiveness
 Collect and analyse data using appropriate tools and techniques to generate insights on HRM&IR challenges.  GQ4: Information and digital literacy    
 Work collaboratively in diverse teams when addressing complex problems, drawing on evidence-based practice and considering various stakeholder needs.  GQ6: Cultural competence  GQ7: Interdisciplinary effectiveness  
 Generate ethical and responsible decisions on issues related to HRM&IR.  GQ8: Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
 Work collaboratively in work-related contexts to address complex and unfamiliar problems within HRM&IR. GQ2: Critical thinking and problem solving  GQ:9 Influence