Studying this Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations program through Open Universities Australia will help you to develop a strong understanding of workplace relations so you can launch your career in human resources.
You will gain knowledge and skills in the political, economic and social aspects of employment relations. In this postgraduate course, you will gain training in the essentials of Australian employment relations, workplace dynamics, employment regulations, and negotiation and dispute resolution.
Applicants require an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale). Professional Work Experience applicants who do not have an academic qualification but who have at least five years relevant work experience may gain entry to the master’s program by first completing the Graduate Certificate with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
Areas of study
In this Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations program, the subjects you will study include:
Australian employment relations
Dynamics of workplace relations
Regulation of employment relationships
Negotiation and dispute resolution
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
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Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations qualification, you will have the skills and training to become a valuable asset to any workplace HR department, helping to resolve employment relations issues and provide professional HR advice and management.
How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations from Griffith University, as if you had studied on campus.
Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
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