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Master of Employment Relations

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
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  • Duration:

    8 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Employment Relations program will enable you to develop a general understanding of the employment relations environment, including theoretical and practical knowledge regarding:

  • The people and institutions in employment relations (employees, employers, employer associations, unions, industrial tribunals and other bodies)
  • The processes used by those participants in negotiating and reaching decisions, and the outcomes that arise.



To enrol in this program you will need an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution or equivalent, or at least five years relevant work experience and training.

Areas of study

In this employment relations course, the subjects you will study include:
  • Australian employment relations
  • Dynamics of workplace relations
  • Regulation of employment relationships
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Managing equity and diversity
  • Managing performance and rewards
  • Work health and safety
  • Employment relations strategy
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Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Employment Relations from Griffith University.

Employment relations in business, government and social organisations are critical to the economic development and well-being of society. In particular, this qualification will provide you with the education and training to ensure fair and effective management of people within organisations. Significantly, recent industrial relations legislation has placed more emphasis on individual workplaces reaching solutions for management and employees. As a graduate of the Master of Employment Relations degree you will improve your management skills. This program is also a good start to advisory, consulting or industrial officer roles in an employment relations consulting firm, a union or an employer association.

Curious about where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Workplace Relations Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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