Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (2019)
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (IR&HRM) is an interdisciplinary subject designed to prepare students for careers in the broad, ever-changing field of employment relations, human resource management, workplace change, and education and training. The subject also prepares students well for graduate studies. This is achieved by bringing together relevant papers from Education Studies, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies and Psychology.
IR&HRM is available as a major for the Bachelor of Social Sciences. IR&HRM may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete IR&HRM as a single major, students must gain 135 points including WKEMP100, STMGT101, WKEMP201, EDSOC202, WKEMP300, HRMGT302, PSYCH317, 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT203, and 15 points from EDSOC330, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, HRMGT305, WKEMP301, and LEGAL420.
To complete IR&HRM as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points including WKEMP100, STMGT101, WKEMP201, EDSOC202, WKEMP300, 15 points from HRMGT306 and PSYCH317, 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT203, and 15 points from EDSOC330, HRMGT303, HRMGT304, HRMGT305, WKEMP301 and LEGAL420.
To complete a minor in IR&HRM, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the IR&HRM major, including 15 points from HRMGT202 and HRMGT306, and 15 points from WKEMP201, WKEMP300 and EDSOC202.
Enquiries about undergraduate, diploma and graduate studies in IR&HRM should be directed to the Programme Convenor.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Science for programme advice. Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management papers above 200 level.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(IR&HRM) and GradDip(IR&HRM)
- Graduate Study
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 400 Level
- 500 Level
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 WKEMP201 and HRMG342. Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include WKEMP201, EDSOC202, HRMG342 and WKEMP300.
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(LabSt), PGDip(LabSt) or BSSocSc(Hons), students must complete 120 points at 500 level comprising SOCPY531, SOCPY532 and SOCPY591, 30 points from HRMGT543, HRMGT544, HRMGT545 or HRMGT574 and 30 points from LBST541, LBST542, ADLNG500, PSYCH571, PSYCH572, PSYCH573, PSYCH579 and PSYCH585.
To complete the IR&HRM specialisation within the MSocSc in Labour Studies, students must complete 180 points at 500 level comprising SOCPY531, SOCPY532, SOCPY592, SSRP503, SSRP504, 30 points from HRMGT543, HRMGT544, HRMGT545 or HRMGT574 and 30 points from LBST541, LBST542, ADLNG500, PSYCH571, PSYCH572, PSYCH573, PSYCH579 and PSYCH585.
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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location STMGT101 Introduction to Management 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals. WKEMP100 Work, Employment and Society 19B (Hamilton) The purpose of this paper is to focus on the interdisciplinary account of the changing forms and social contexts of work from ancient times to the present and beyond.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC202 Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults 19A (Hamilton) This paper investigates fundamental concepts of adult learning and then studies some adult learning theorists whose work is relevant to programme development. Major bottom-up and top-down approaches are taken to understand the dynamics of programme development. Students develop and apply their own approach to development, implement... HRMGT202 Human Resource Management 19A (Hamilton) Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance. HRMGT203 Remuneration and Reward 19B (Hamilton) This paper provides students an understanding of a range of pay practices and how and when each of these can influence employee behaviour and human capital to affect organisational performance. WKEMP201 Employment Relations in New Zealand 19A (Hamilton) This paper examines the employment relations legislation and its impact on employers, unions and workers. Other issues considered include occupational health and safety, industrial training and practice of employment relations
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC302 Adults Learning for Life 19B (Hamilton) This paper explores the character of adult learning including analysis of social issues in the field. It focusses on areas within lifelong learning where social inequalities are most prevalent. HRMGT300 Women and Management 19T (Hamilton) This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3) government and organisation initiatives designed to redress gendered employment outcomes. HRMGT302 Human Resource Management in Legal Context 19A (Hamilton) This paper addresses the role of employment law in human resource management. A case-oriented approach is taken to equip management practitioners with practical skills. HRMGT303 Strategic Human Resource Management 19B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students how HR practices can be combined to influence human capital and/or employee behaviour to improve an organisation's performance and implement its strategy. HRMGT304 Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion 19B (Hamilton) New Zealand's workforce demographic profile has changed significantly due to an ageing workforce, women entering paid employment, and immigration. This paper analyses the HRM implications of this diversity. HRMGT306 Human Resource Management 19A (Hamilton) Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance. PSYCH317 Organisational Psychology 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) This course offers a general introduction to the psychology of work and organisational behaviour. SOCIO302 Globalisation and International Development 19A (Hamilton) This paper examines the impact of globalisation on both developed and developing countries. Special focus is placed on the labour-capital relation. Applied methods of comparative analysis are also introduced. WKEMP300 Education, Skill and Employment 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Online) The purpose of this paper is to focus on policy and practice in the field of paid work, education and training. This encapsulates tertiary education a field that includes: adult and community education; higher education; vocational education and training; human resource development; and workplace learning.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location LEGAL420 Employment Law 19A (Hamilton) This course is a practical survey of employment law in New Zealand. It examines the formation, operation, and termination of the employment relationship as well as personal grievances, remedies and the employment insitutions.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ADLNG500 Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education 19B (Block) This paper will investigate issues in current theory, policy and practices in adult and tertiary education locally and internationally. In the course of this enquiry, students will be expected to critique multiple perspectives, develop a coherent philosophical base and a research design to address a specific issue. HRMGT544 Human Resource Management Strategy 19A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the latest research in human resource management strategy. This focus is on examining theories of internal fit, which address how and why human resource practices link together to increase business performance, and external fit, which address how and why huma... HRMGT574 Women and Organisations 19B (Hamilton) In this paper we examine the contribution of feminist research to our understanding of women and management. Two themes pervade the paper. We examine the management of women (by women or men). This entails a critical analysis of the experiences of women both in and out of employment. We also examine the experiences of women who asp... PSYCH571 Psychology of Careers 19B (Block) & 19B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to vocational psychology including the theory and practice of psychology applied to the analysis, assessment and practice of career development and management. Students will apply career development theory and practice to the development of their own career portfolio. PSYCH572 Selecting and Managing for Performance 19A (Hamilton) This paper blends personnel selection theory, research and practice, including job analysis and the most prevalent selection methods: interviews, references, application blanks, paper and pencil tests, assessment centres and work samples. This course is particularly relevant for students interested in organisational psychology, and... PSYCH573 Training and Development 19A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes. This paper is particularly relevant for student interested in organisational psychology, as well as those interested in developing training or workshop-based interventions to improve professionals' knowledge, skills or work behaviour. PSYCH579 Topical Issues in Organisational Psychology 19B (Hamilton) This paper examines theoretical and empirical issues concerning the psychology of work behaviour in organisations. Students evaluate the application of psychological theory and research to behaviour in organizations and develop a critical awareness of psychological contributions to the study of organisations. PSYCH585 Leadership and Change 19B (Block) & 19B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on the processes and outcomes of organisational change management, and the knowledge and skills required of organisational psychologists who function as organisational consultants. SOCPY531 Advanced Employment Relations 1: The Employment Relations Framework 19A (Hamilton) Students will be expected to analyse and to discuss the Employment Relations Act in its social and economic context and also to focus on specific issues such as good faith bargaining. SOCPY532 Advanced Employment Relations 2: Current Policies and Practices 19B (Hamilton) The paper is concerned with a number of topics of contemporary relevance to New Zealand employment relations, and in particular issues of labour market flexibility, employment equity, employee participation, employee health and safety and workplace privacy. SOCPY591 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. SOCPY592 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 18 June 2019 9:47am