Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) builds your skills through papers in Education Studies, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies and Psychology. This interdisciplinary approach gives you a multi-perspective understanding of how legislation frames IR&HRM, the relationship between education and training and employability in a globalised environment.
We gear programme content and learning experiences to prepare for employment as well as for those who want to further their studies. You'll benefit from combined learning with the Labour Studies and Social Policy programmes, as well as a multitude of other programmes in Economics, Education Studies, Geography, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Labour Studies, Education Studies and Psychology are particularly advantageous to combine with IR&HRM due to their strong focus on disciplinary fields. While subjects such as Geography, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies have a more theoretical perspective and interdisciplinary focus. You are also encouraged to explore second majors or supporting subjects relevant to your long term career aspirations such as Economics.
During your IR&HRM studies at Waikato, you'll learn how to increase organisations' productivity through how its employees interact and relate with each another.
- Employment Court Official
- Human Capital Development Strategist
- Human Resource Manager, Adviser or Officer
- Industrial Relations Mediator or Facilitator
- Payroll Manager or Administrator
Study Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in any of these qualifications
|Work, Employment and Society||LABST100||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCIO101||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Management||STMGT101||15.0 Points|
|Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults||EDSOC202||15.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS296||20.0 Points|
|Human Resource Management||HRMGT202||15.0 Points|
|Remuneration and Reward||HRMGT203||15.0 Points|
|Employment Relations in New Zealand||LABST201||15.0 Points|
|Work Placement||FASS396||20.0 Points|
|Human Resource Management||HRMG342||20.0 Points|
|Business Research Methods||HRMG343||20.0 Points|
|Women and Management||HRMG374||20.0 Points|
|Globalisation and International Development||LBST301||20.0 Points|
|Education, Skill and Employment||LBST331||20.0 Points|
|Adults Learning for Life||PCSS330||20.0 Points|
|Organisational Psychology||PSYC317||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(IR&HRM) and GradDip(IR&HRM)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at an advanced level in their first degree. Each programme of study for the Graduate Certificate must include LBST201 and HRMG342. Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include LBST201, PCSS231, HRMG342 and LBST331.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Students who major in IR&HRM and who have adequate grades may undertake interdisciplinary graduate programmes in the broad area of IR&HRM by enrolling in a PGCert(LabSt), PGDip(LabSt), or BSocSc(Hons) or MSocSc in Labour Studies and completing a IR&HRM specialisation.
See Labour Studies for admission requirements.
To complete the IR&HRM specialisation within the PGCert(LabStud, PGDip(LabStud) or BSSocSc(Hons), students must complete 120 points at 500 level comprising LBST531, LBST532 and LBST591, 30 points from HRMG543, HRMG544, HRMG545 or HRMG574 and 30 points from LBST541, LBST542, PCSS530, PSYC571, PSYC572, PSYC573, PSYC579 and PSYC585.
To complete the IR&HRM specialisation within the MSocSc in Labour Studies, students must complete 180 points at 500 level comprising LBST531, LBST532, LBST592, SSRP503, SSRP504, 30 points from HRMG543, HRMG544, HRMG545 or HRMG574 and 30 points from LBST541, LBST542, PCSS530, PSYC571, PSYC572, PSYC573, PSYC579 and PSYC585.
Students wishing to specialise in IR&HRM at graduate level may enrol in the IR&HRM specialisation within the PGCert(LabSt), PGDip(LabSt) or BSocSc(Hons) in Labour Studies. The requirements for the specialisation are prescribed in the FASS Graduate Handbook or may be obtained from the Programme Convenor for IR&HRM.
|Pay and Performance Management||HRMG543||30.0 Points|
|Human Resource Management Strategy||HRMG544||30.0 Points|
|Employment Relations||HRMG545||30.0 Points|
|Women and Organisations||HRMG574||30.0 Points|
|Advanced Employment Relations 1: The Employment Relations Framework||LBST531||15.0 Points|
|Advanced Employment Relations 2: Current Policies and Practices||LBST532||15.0 Points|
|Labour, Education and Training 1: Issues and Policies||LBST541||15.0 Points|
|Labour, Education and Training 2: Applied Research Project||LBST542||15.0 Points|
|Psychology of Careers||PSYC571||15.0 Points|
|Personnel Selection||PSYC572||15.0 Points|
|Training and Development||PSYC573||15.0 Points|
|Advances in Organisational Psychology||PSYC579||15.0 Points|
|Leading Organisation Development||PSYC585||15.0 Points|
IR&HRM is available as a major for the BSocSc. IR&HRM may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
To complete a major in IR&HRM, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in IR&HRM, comprising HRMG241, LBST201, PCSS231, HRMG342, LBST331, and one of HRMG343, HRMG374, LBST301, PCSS330 or PSYC317. It is recommended that students intending to major in IR&HRM include LBST101, SOCY101 and STMG191 in the first year of their programme of study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 200 and 300 levels. It is also recommended that students complete a supporting subject in Education Studies, Labour Studies or Psychology, or a second major in another social science subject.
To complete a supporting subject in IR&HRM, students must include LBST201 and HRMG342.
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