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Undergraduate

Industrial Relations

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJRU-INDRE Business and Law
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry Written English and either verbal or quantitative 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.
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

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.

Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

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

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

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Mature age entry

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Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Applications ATAR

Notes

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.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Fees

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.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

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.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.