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Employment relations and human resources are vital for organisational success

High-performing workplaces are those that can harness employee effort and employee engagement. Today's HR managers identify, recruit and coach leaders. They are advisors, negotiators and communicators. And most importantly, they're in demand. Organisations understand that a happy work force significantly increases profits.

Employment relations professionals are skilled negotiators, labour law gurus and organisational experts. If you've got what it takes to see both sides of an issue, make tough decisions and can take the heat, this career path is for you.

Companies that find common ground between employees and employers come out on top. Think Google—the world's top companies are famous because their employees love to work for them.

NEW scholarships - Second round applications close 3 Feb

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

Learn about becoming a researcher

Didn’t quite make the cut?

If you did not quite qualify for your favourite degree, you can still come to Griffith. Study a diploma or Master’s qualifying program at Griffith College and you’ll receive credit into a range of bachelor and master’s degrees at Griffith Business School.

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Study employment relations and human resources at Griffith

Core skills for your future career

Griffith’s employment relations and human resources programs are informed by extensive research and provide in-depth coverage of key people management skills—communication, planning, teamwork, strategy and self-development.

In the human resource management major, you’ll learn about selection and recruitment procedures, staff training, development and performance management, and organisational change. You’ll also be able to advise organisations regarding their staffing needs to enable them to deliver their core business effectively and efficiently.

By studying employment relations, you’ll learn about employment law, labour market issues, wage and payment systems, and occupational health and safety. You’ll also learn how to manage the complex relationships between employers and employees.

Hit the ground running

Get into the workforce faster by gaining important hands-on experience. Through our project-based work placements, community and global internships, you can put what you learn into practice and earn credit towards your degree.

Study your way

Build your employment relations or human resource management studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying on-campus or online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you can balance your student life with work, family and friends. At Nathan and the Gold Coast, you can start your business degree in February, July or October.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Jennifer Schwartz

One month after her mid-year graduation, Jennifer Schwartz landed a job as a human resources coordinator with the human resources team at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. It was an ideal career platform for the Griffith graduate who studied tourism and human resource management during her double degree. She sees a world of opportunity in front of her with her qualifications and has since moved on to an HR role with Mercedes Benz in Melbourne. 'Any big organisation needs a HR function to deal with the nitty gritty of recruiting, preparing contracts and general staff development. There are more and more opportunities opening up for HR graduates.'

Jennifer Schwartz

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Work in any industry

As a Griffith human resource management graduate, you'll have a degree recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute and be prepared for a career as a human resource manager or consultant. Human resource professionals work in many sectors including business management, counselling, workforce planning and policy, and recruiting and training staff for the public and private sectors and non-government organisations.

Employment relations graduates find work in most medium and large employers in all industries, the media, employer associations, universities, government, industrial relations tribunals and trade unions. Jobs include employment relations manager or consultant, or in roles dealing with workplace planning and policy, managerial strategy, industrial advocacy, occupational health and safety, and workplace negotiation.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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13 Dec 2018

GBS Student Leaders’ India Project Sees Local Children Blossom

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07 Dec 2018

How Griffith’s Social Entrepreneurs in Residence program helped Food Connect buy a home

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Key dates

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Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December

Know Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.

*Excluding Sunday 17 December.

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith.

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