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Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
Influence organisations with your people skills
Explore human resource management at an advanced level. Deepen your understanding of employment law, workplace health and safety and managing diversity. Develop your leadership skills so that you can help individuals and organisations thrive.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 03 Jul 22
- 23 Oct 22
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Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.
Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations program, a student must:
- hold a related bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
- OR hold a Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations or Human Resource Management, or equivalent qualification in a related field from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale). These students may be eligible for 40 credit points Advanced Standing as determined by the Program Director
- OR have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
• A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
• OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
• OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
• OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
• OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
• OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
The Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations or the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management will articulate into this Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Students will be awarded credit towards the Masters degree.
Credit may be awarded for study undertaken at another tertiary institution and students are encouraged to contact the Course Convenor for further information.
This Masters degree covers essential areas of human resource management including strategy and HR, evidence-based HRM, organisational change, international and comparative HRM, recruitment and selection, and performance and reward management. You will gain a critical appreciation of the role and practice of human resource management in local and global business.
This degree will further develop and deepen your understanding of key policy formulation, negotiation and implementation matters pertaining to the employment relationship in dynamic contexts. It encompasses workplace and institutional practices and strategies, employment law, negotiation and dispute resolution, managing equity and diversity, workplace health and safety, managing rewards and performance and employment relations strategy. It will deepen your understanding of the management of employment relations.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete all 12 subjects (120cp) for this degree
To qualify for the award of Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations a student must complete twelve subjects (120 credit points).
From 2016 the maximum period for completing this program is 5 years.
When you have completed your final session of study, OUA students should notify Griffith University of their intention to graduate with the award of Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Please contact Griffith Student Connect via OUA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes in 2022:
Program title has changed from the Master of Employment Relations to the Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations.
Removal of two core subjects and replaced with two new core subjects
- EHR710 Australian Employment Relations has been replaced with EHR716 Recruitment and Selection
- EHR711 Dynamics of Workplace Relations has been replaced with EHR715 Human Resource Development
A communication strategy is not required as current students can continue to complete their degree subjects without a gap in availability.
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