Master of Employment Relations

Griffith University

About the Course

This program 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 is designed to provide students with in-depth current knowledge of employment relations and the capacity to use that knowledge. Graduates may be responsible for helping formulate policy and its implementation in the context of changing international, national and industry based employment practices.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Employment Relations program, a student must:

  • hold a related bachelor degree 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.

English language 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 these programs are as follows:

  • A minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no score less than 19)
  • OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR a minimum score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

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Career Outcomes

Graduates may also assume advisory and consultant positions, industrial officer and organiser positions in employer associations, employment relations consulting firms and unions.


  • Australian Employment Relations
  • Dynamics of Workplace Relations
  • Regulation of Employment Relationships
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Managing Equity and Diversity
  • Managing Performance and Rewards
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Employment Relations Strategy
  • Managing Organisational Policy
  • Principles of Human Resource management and employment relations
  • Evidence based practice in Human Resourc

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates may work in both human resource management and employment relations.


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