Why study Employment Relations or Human Resources?
Griffith Business School's programs provide in-depth coverage of key people management skills - communication, planning, teamwork, strategy and self-development.
If you are interested in the role of trade unions, how management liaise with their workforce or helping people to succeed in their own careers, then a degree in employment relations or human resource management is for you.
Our pioneering programs will give you an appreciation of labour market issues and laws, negotiations, wage and payment systems, selection and recruitment procedures, performance management and the complex interrelationships between employers, employees and unions.
This study area will enable you to develop your understanding of key policy formulation, negotiation and implementation matters relating to the employment relationship in dynamic contexts. It encompasses workplace and institutional practices and strategies, employment law, training and development, equal employment opportunity, negotiation and dispute resolution.
This program integrates current theory and practices within the broad area of people management. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on many organisations and government employment relations strategies, as well as learning more broadly about the diversity of strategies available to all organisations.
Human resource management
If you are interested in working closely with people - helping them in their own careers - this degree is the one for you. It will equip you with the professional expertise and understanding needed to take part in selection and recruitment procedures, training and development and performance management of staff. You will develop a vital appreciation of the complex inter-relationships involved in business, industry and service organisations that will help you succeed in your own career. A strong emphasis is placed on developing your analytical, communication and decision-making skills, making you more attractive to future employers.
In the current environment of workplace reform, experts in employment relations and human resources are more sought after than ever before. Our programs are designed to give students the skills, knowledge, and connections to succeed in a wide range of careers in public and private sector organisations.