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.
What jobs can the Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations lead to?
- 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.