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Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations
- Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations
The course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Bentley Campus
For industry professionals seeking to extend their skills and knowledge in areas of employment and industrial relations such as unfair dismissal, enterprise bargaining and Work Health and Safety Laws.
This course is responsive to current human resources challenges and can upskill you in just six months of full-time study.
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Workplaces have been experiencing considerable changes, with a greater uptake of flexible working arrangements, increased automation of key tasks and the implementation of employee diversification initiatives. This has led to an increasing demand for specialist human resources roles that can help to implement more strategic and complex negotiations in the workplace.
This course, which can be taken in six months full-time or 12 months part-time study, is an excellent standalone qualification for human resources professionals who want to upskill in a short period of time and build their knowledge of workplace risks and negotiation.
You’ll learn how to examine employment relations practices, understand legal risk and safety management issues, and examine the industrial relations system in Australia.
Highlights of this course include international industrial relations, where you will look at international comparisons of industrial relations systems with a socio-economic and political focus to help improve your global employability, and industrial relations, negotiation, mediation and advocacy, which examines internal and external workplace negotiation strategies.
When you successfully complete this course, you can progress to the Master of Human Resources.
Upskill your employment relations skills and further your cross-national knowledge in just six months of full-time study.
- Human resource professional
- Health and safety manager
- HR business partner
- HR Advisor
- Employment relations manager
- Workplace relations advisor
- Banking and finance
- Health care
- Public relations
- Resources and renewables
What you'll learn
- synthesise and critically evaluate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relating to employment relations practices; assess contextual variables in determining which models and theories best inform possible solutions to employment and industrial relation issues
- employ ethical, empathetic and effective communication practices relevant to diverse audiences and employment relation contexts and confidently access, use and adapt information and technology to make supported judgments and decisions
- build professional knowledge of how employment and industrial relations differ across international contexts and of how cross-cultural and global perspectives underpins improved professional practice
- demonstrate ethical practice, professional integrity and emerging leadership skills when working within a team and independently in a manner that reflects high ethical and moral standards.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2022
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
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- Curtin course code: GC-EMPRL
- Last updated on: 12/08/2022