BSB51807 - Diploma of Unionism and Industrial Relations
Diploma of Unionism and Industrial Relations
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in unionism and industrial relations and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.
Total number of units = 8
3 core units plus
5 elective units
2 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below.
The remaining 3 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.
Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
BSB41807 Certificate IV in Unionism and Industrial Relations or other relevant qualification/s
with vocational experience in unionism but without a formal qualification
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
Workplace Union Representative.
This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
conciliating and arbitrating on behalf of union members
consulting with stakeholders
managing conflict and resolving disputes
negotiating solutions for workplace issues
presenting information in a range of styles to suit a particular audience
questioning, clarifying and evaluating information
using advocacy skills to represent workers
using persuasive questioning techniques
applying teamwork skills to organise and allocate responsibilities in negotiation and bargaining
providing support for union organisers and coaching/mentoring as required
working with diverse individuals and groups
budgeting for campaigns or projects
managing risk and developing contingency plans
taking action to resolve worker issues
thinking laterally when encountering resistance to proposed solutions to workplace issues
Initiative and enterprise
being creative and providing innovative solutions to complex issues
developing a range of options when preparing cases for court or tribunal
implementing continuous improvement processes
making strategic decisions
Planning and organising
allocating resources as required
collecting and analysing information and presenting it in an appropriate format
conducting risk management audits and preparing action plans
evaluating processes and recommending changes
planning and managing major research projects
planning, managing and reviewing campaigns
having personal goals and vision for future campaigns
managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational polices and procedures are followed
developing and maintaining professional competence in risk management
maintaining knowledge of current industrial relations environment
providing learning and development opportunities
recording and monitoring staff training in risk management
preparing and filing forms electronically
using business technology such as computers, and word processing and document management software