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Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Workplace and Industrial Relations

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the postgraduate handbook change register for details.

Course code: 0201 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipWplace&IndRel ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This course develops practitioner skills on a comprehensive analytical and conceptual basis. It is ideally suited for industrial relations and human resources practitioners and for managers. It focuses upon the workplace while making the necessary connections with the broader institutional and legal framework.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: analyse strategy and policy documents developed by key industrial relations parties; evaluate industrial and workplace relations processes in actual industries; develop negotiation skills appropriate for conducting both enterprise bargaining and workplace negotiations; apply written and oral advocacy skills; develop the capacity to present cases before tribunals and other regulatory bodies.

Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

plus one of the following units:

(b) students must complete four elective units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Workplace and Industrial Relations may be eligible for admission to the Master of Workplace and Industrial Relations.

Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email:

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Gahan