Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • analyse organisational documentation to determine long-term employee relations objectives and current employee relations performance
  • collaborate with others to develop and review industrial relations policies and plans
  • develop implementation and contingency plans for industrial relations policies
  • identify the skills and knowledge needed to implement the plan and organise training and development for self and staff
  • document and communicate strategies and procedures for eliminating and dealing with grievances and disputes
  • train others in conflict-resolution techniques
  • manage industrial relations conflicts, including advocating the organisation’s position during negotiations and documenting, implementing and following up agreements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • relevant industrial relations legislation or regulations
  • enterprise and workplace bargaining processes
  • key entities in the current Australian industrial relations system, including courts and tribunals, trade unions and employer bodies
  • sources of expert advice