Depending on the units you study, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations or a Master of Employment Relations. Read below for more.
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.
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.
If you choose not to study the entire Master of Employment Relations degree you may be able to complete an alternative qualification. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a:
Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations
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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.
How else will I benefit from this master's degree?
Graduate with a Master of Employment Relations degree from a trusted, leading Australian university.
Flexible study: studying by distance means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support through FEE–HELP available to all Australian citizens.
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