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Industrial Relations

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJRU-INDRE Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Industrial Relations is a field within Human Resources that deals with the relationships between employees and employers.

This major covers the relationship between management and the workforce, and the influence of unions, employers, employees and the government. You will gain knowledge of the complexity of organisational relationships and change.

You will look at the relationship between management and labour, which may be shaped and influenced by government, employers, employees and unions. You also gain knowledge and skills in types of employment, forms of bargaining, negotiation processes, grievances and industrial action and alternate dispute resolution options.

This major must be completed as part of a double major with Human Resource Management. It is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Applications ATAR


Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

A double-degree is offered with the Bachelor of Psychology and the Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

When studied with Human Resource Management, this major meets the educational requirements of the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Industrial Relations Society of WA.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Trade Union Official
  • Training Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Change Management Specialist

Why Industrial Relations?

  • This major, coupled with Human Resource Management, is internationally recognised, and accredited in Australia through the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Our staff are highly qualified and knowledgeable with expertise in dedicated areas of business research. They have extensive experience in various industries to ensure the delivery and application of the latest theories and trends in this expansive field of study.