Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

The units of study listed in the following table are those available for the current year. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years (subject to any prerequisite or prohibition rules).

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Semester 2 has been added:

IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2

01/06/2020
2.

The following unit is missing from the table. It may be completed as an elective option: 

WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM Credit Points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1.5 hr lecture per week and 1 x 1.5 hr seminar per week Assessment: individual readiness assurance tests (20%); team readiness assurance tests (5%); team strategy exercises
(20%); written essay (30%); final exam (25%)
Description: This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing people in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration. The unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the different levels of international business activity, the difference between domestic and international HRM, the challenges of cross-cultural management, models of cross-cultural management, and specific international HR processes, including selection, development, performance management, remuneration and repatriation.The unit provides students with a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.
01/06/2020
3.

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Session Semester 2A has been moved to Semester 2:

WORK6111 Management Consulting

01/06/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Students must complete 60 credit points in units of study comprising:
(i) 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study
(ii) a 6 credit point capstone (core) unit of study; and
(iii) 30 credit points in elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Students must complete 36 credit points in units of study comprising:
(i) 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study; and
(ii) 12 credit points in elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Students must complete 24 credit points in units of study comprising:
(i) 24 credit points in foundation and advanced core units of study.

Units of study for these courses

Core units of study

(i) Foundation (all courses)
The foundation unit is designed to be taken at the commencement of the course.
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR
6   

This is the foundational unit for the graduate Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations program and should be taken in a student's first semester of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
(ii) Advanced (all courses)
WORK6010
HR Data Insights
6   

This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6    P WORK5002 or WORK5003


This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6040
Emerging Challenges in Industrial Relations
6    P WORK5002


This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
Semester 2

Capstone unit of study (Master's degree only)

The capstone unit draws on all the units completed and thus is undertaken at the end of the degree. The capstone unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master's degree.
WORK6034
HRM and IR in Action
6    P minimum of 36 credit points
N WORK6031


This is the capstone unit for the Master of Human Resource Management and Industiral Relations and should be taken in a student's final semester of study..
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

The following units are available to all students:
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6005
Ethical International Business Decisions
6      Semester 1
QBUS6320
Management Decision Making
6    A Basic Algebra, Probability, and Statistics
P QBUS5001 or QBUS5002
Semester 1
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
WORK6018
International Industrial Relations
6      Intensive May
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 2b
WORK6100
Disruptions and Innovations in HRM
6      Semester 1
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 2a
WORK6115
Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work
6      Intensive September
WORK6116
Employment and the Law
6   

This unit is not available for students enrolled in the Master of Labour Law Relations
Semester 1
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1a
WORK6120
Research Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available only to students who have achieved 75% or better in at least four WORK (or equivalent) units studied; and have the Discipline's permission to take the unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 1
The following units are only available to students in the Master's degree:
BUSS6104
Business Practicum
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills.
P Completion of at least 48 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)
N ECOF6500

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6503
USA Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program.
Intensive February
BUSS6504
Europe Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive July
BUSS6506
China Industry Placement
6    A To enrol in this unit students must be Mandarin speakers and have the right to work in China.
P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (60%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Contact the Careers and Employability Office for details: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive February
BUSS6514
Industry Self-Sourced Placement
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills
P Completion of at least 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6515
Leadership and Collaboration Study Tour
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills.
P Completion of at least 24 credit points with a minimum WAM of 50%.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For further information contact business.placements@sydney.edu.au
Intensive December