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GradDip - Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management as a subject

There will be no new enrolments in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in 2020.

Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Waikato prepares you to play the important role of managing people's work and their environment. You'll be ready for a career in employment relations, human resources, workplace change and education and training.

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Key information

Years: 1.0
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $29,425 - $43,850 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Employment Court Official
  • Human Capital Development Strategist
  • Human Resource Manager, Adviser or Officer
  • Industrial Relations Mediator or Facilitator
  • Payroll Manager or Administrator

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Prescriptions for the GradCert(IR&HRM) and GradDip(IR&HRM)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma was available to graduates who had 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 SOCPY200 and HRMGT306.

Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include EDSOC202, SOCPY200, HRMGT306 and SOCPY300.

For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.

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Social Sciences Programme

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.


School of Social Sciences
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4138
General Enquiries: [email protected]