HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations (8)


This subject critically examines the major elements of the Australian industrial relations system. Students will systematically study the parties, processes and outcomes of Australia’s industrial relations system, paying particular attention to the intersection with an organisation's strategic goals.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is equivalent to that covered in HRM502 and INR501.

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate Students Only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply specialised knowledge to solve complex problems relating to the Australian industrial relations system and the interrelationships among the parties and processes in the system;
  • be able to synthesise and apply theoretical frameworks and scholarly research to critically analyse issues relating to the practice of industrial relations in Australia;
  • be able to employ academic writing and information literacy skills to produce robust, well-supported argument related to industrial relations issues;
  • be able to critique and appraise ideas and perspectives of other students by creating and sharing information and knowledge in online moderated spaces;
  • be able to communicate specialised industrial relations knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and
  • be able to produce informed, relevant and well-communicated business advice and/or research papers relating to industrial relations issues.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Employment relations - an introduction
  • Theoretical frames and corporate industrial relations strategy
  • Business environments and implications for industrial relations strategies
  • Role of the State in Australian employment relations
  • Management industrial relations strategies and business goals, including the role of HR information systems in workplace strategies
  • Management responses to statutory regulation


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.