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Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

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 Unit of study table for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of 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 degree are listed in Unit of study table for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of 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:

  • 6 credit points in foundation core units of study
  • 6 credit points in advanced core units of study
  • 12 credit points in additional advanced core and/or elective units of study.

The units of study available for this degree are listed in Unit of study table for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Progression guides

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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
1. 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. Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and problem solving  
2. 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 Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and problem solving  
3. Use a range of communication strategies, including both professional oral and written communication, that are adaptable to the contexts of HRM&IR. Oral and written communication Information and digital literacy  
4. Locate, interpret and synthesise data to make informed HRM&IR decisions. Information and digital literacy    
5. Generate novel solutions, ideas, insights and/or processes to address complex, HRM&IR issues. Depth of disciplinary expertise Inventiveness  
6. Work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds, including the demonstration of cultural competence, influence, teamwork and leadership skills. Oral and written communication Cultural competence  Influence
7. Integrate disciplinary perspectives in problem solving and recognise implications for HRM&IR. Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and problem solving Interdisciplinary effectiveness
8. Display a professional identity as a strategic, confident, knowledgeable, and ethically and socially aware practitioner. Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
9. Persuasively engage with diverse perspectives, display self-awareness and lead with confidence and responsibility. Interdisciplinary effectiveness Influence  

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

Course learning outcome -Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Graduate Qualities
1. Apply key concepts, advanced knowledge and techniques in human resource management and industrial relations (HRM&IR) to explain diverse business scenarios. Depth of disciplinary expertise    
2. Critically assess issues and solution strategies within HRM&IR theory and practice guided by research evidence. Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and problem solving Information and digital literacy
3. Effectively communicate ideas and insights to peers and other audiences, orally and in written form, when addressing novel HRM&IR issues. Oral and written communication Information and digital literacy Inventiveness
4. Collect and analyse data using appropriate tools and techniques to generate insights on HRM&IR challenges. Information and digital literacy    
5. Work collaboratively in diverse teams when addressing complex problems, drawing on evidence-based practice and considering various stakeholder needs. Cultural competence Interdisciplinary effectiveness  
6. Generate ethical and responsible decisions on issues related to HRM&IR. Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
7. Work collaboratively in work-related contexts to address complex and unfamiliar problems within HRM&IR. Critical thinking and problem solving Influence  

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

Course learning outcome - Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Graduate Qualities
1. Apply key concepts, specialised knowledge and techniques in human resource management and industrial relations (HRM&IR) to explain diverse business scenarios. Depth of disciplinary expertise    
2. Critically assess issues and solution strategies within HRM&IR theory and practice guided by research evidence. Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and problem solving Information and digital literacy
3. Effectively communicate ideas and insights to peers and other audiences, orally and in written form, when addressing novel HRM&IR issues. Oral and written communication Information and digital literacy Inventiveness
4. Collect and analyse data using appropriate tools and techniques to generate insights on HRM&IR challenges. Information and digital literacy    
5. Work collaboratively in diverse teams when addressing complex problems, drawing on evidence-based practice and considering various stakeholder needs. Cultural competence Interdisciplinary effectiveness  
6. Generate ethical and responsible decisions on issues related to HRM&IR. Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity    
 7. Work collaboratively in work-related contexts to address complex and unfamiliar problems within HRM&IR. Critical thinking and problem solving Influence