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Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations

Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.…
Code: 3180
Location: Online
Category: Banking & Finance
Delivery: Correspondence - Online
Sub Category: Business
Level: Postgraduate Certificate
Duration: 2 semesters part-time

 About the program

These programs are designed to enable those without formal academic qualifications in Employment Relations to gain knowledge and skills in the area. Students may already be working in a job in the field or may be seeking to move into such a position. There is a significant practical Australian content to some courses within these programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations program will enable you to develop a basic understanding of key policy formulation and implementation matters pertaining to the employment relationship in dynamic contexts.

The Master of Employment Relations program 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. The program is designed to give you in-depth current knowledge in employment relations and the capacity to use that knowledge.

Attendance mode

The Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations is a fully online program delivered through Open Universities Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduates may assume industrial relations or human resource management positions in private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The knowledge acquired will be relevant at the workplace level (for example, to those involved in enterprise bargaining and the management of staff), at peak body level (for example, those employed by employer associations and unions) and for those involved in policy formulation and implementation (for example, in state and commonwealth departments). They may be responsible for helping formulate policy and its implementation in the context of changing international, national and industry based employment practices. They may also assume advisory and consultant positions and also industrial officer and organiser positions in employer associations, employment relations consulting firms and unions.


Keywords: Employment Relations