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Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations provides an in-depth study of Australian industrial relations in today's rapidly changing environment. The aim of this course is to give insight into the managerial and specialist roles in the industrial relations field within the private, public or trade union sectors.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations program provides graduates with specialized knowledge in the Australian industrial relations system which will enable them to understand the legal context; roles of trade unions, employers, federal and state government; negotiation; mediation and conflict resolution skills; its relationship with other human resource functions as well as strategic contributions. The program is designed to produce graduates with the theoretical frameworks and analytical tools necessary to manage successfully, to act professionally and ethically in their chosen field and to add significant value to their organisations.

    Our flexible learning environment allows students to study this online course from anywhere in the world.  Subjects are taught using a range of blended learning techniques which include online education study materials, online meetings  and subject forums.

    Full time and part time study options are available to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments.  Students can choose to study just one subject a session, or with approval, fast-track completion by studying up to four subjects a session.

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates may work in both human resource management, employment relations and/or industrial relations fields in all areas of the private and public sector and be responsible for helping formulate policy and its implementation in the context of changing national and industry based employment practices.

    There are opportunities to assume advisory and consultant positions, industrial officer positions in employer associations and unions, or to operate as private consultants.

  • Credit and pathways

    Candidates may receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the course for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at the postgraduate level. To apply for credit, candidates are required to submit with their application for admission a certified transcript of results and subject outline/curriculum of those subjects.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    No special arrangements apply.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course comprises four core subjects.

    Core subjects

    INR501  Industrial Relations Environment
    INR502  Industrial Relations Systems and Issues
    INR503  Industrial Relations Practice
    LAW515  Law of Employment 

    Enrolment pattern

    Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. Students should check the CSU Handbook or contact the relevant Course Director for further details.

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.  Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to a number of Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences and receive credit for applicable subjects.

     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOBIR

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must complete 32 points (four subjects).

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINKThis School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    •  Academic Writing Skills - SSS031 (intensive face-to-face weekend workshop only)
    • Transition to University Study - SSS021
    • Transition from TAFE / VET to University - SSS033
    • Writing at University - SSS022

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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