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).

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Table of postgraduate units of study: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

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   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
(ii) Advanced (all courses)
WORK6010
HR Data Insights
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6    P WORK5002 or WORK5003


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6040
Emerging Challenges in Industrial Relations
6    P WORK5002


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1b
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


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

The following units are available to all students:
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6005
Ethical International Business Decisions
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS6320
Management Decision Making
6    A Basic Algebra, Probability, and Statistics
P QBUS5001 or QBUS5002


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Intensive October
WORK6018
International Industrial Relations
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1b
WORK6100
Disruptions and Innovations in HRM
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1a
WORK6115
Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work
6   

Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Intensive September
WORK6116
Employment and the Law
6   

Note. 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


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 2
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


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1a
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


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS6500
Industry Placement
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum average of 60% (WAM)
N ECOF6500

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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 average of 60% (WAM)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Intensive July
BUSS6514
Industry Self-Sourced Placement
6    A A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills
P Completion of at least 24 credit points.


Permission is required to enrol in this unit. Further information and application process is outlined at https://sydney.edu.au/students/placement-internship-opportunities.html or contact the WIL Hub Placement team: business.placements@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2