The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria encourages students to join the Society and to participate in its community.  The Society accordingly has a special student membership rate available for those eligible and offers student rates to most events.

Annually, the Society holds a Student Essay Competition (open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students).  The winners of the Competition are presented with a cash prize and also a years membership to the Society.

Society also holds an annual event that focuses on raising awareness about career paths in industrial relations and related fields.