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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Business (Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management)

Prepare for a challenging and rewarding career as an in-demand expert in HR and industrial relations.

Could you remain calm and fair during workplace negotiations? Do you want an exciting role, supporting people in business? Then this is the course for you.

The graduate diploma gives you a solid grounding in business statistics and economics. You’ll learn the latest theory of industrial relations (IR), business ethics and human-resource (HR) management. We focus on sought-after skills in conflict resolution and staff development, supported by critical thinking and problem solving.

During your study, you’ll gain the confidence needed to resolve workplace disagreements and oversee staff performance. If you want to further your knowledge and prepare for a higher-lever role in IR and HR, the diploma is a direct path to the Master of Business (Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management)

Campus Information

City Flinders

City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy central business district (CBD) You could be studying courses as diverse as osteopathy and business at this campus. It is opposite Melbourne’s grand Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct. The campus is a perfect location for transport, shopping, food and cafes, or to hold a special event at our our Convention Centre.


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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers in the HR and IR fields are found in a range of professional settings. Some of the job titles you can aspire to – especially with more study or on-the-job training – include:

  • human resource executive
  • employee relations manager
  • industrial relations manager
  • union official or representative.

Experts in human resources and industrial relations are found in the following areas:

  • banks
  • consultancies
  • local and national government.
  • small or large businesses
  • trades.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.