EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Human Resource Management; Work and Employment Relations major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit provides an evidence-based understanding of the dynamics that have influenced the development and current practice of Australian employment relations, as well as an understanding of the institutional arrangements affecting practice in the field, and future challenges facing the field.
Students are able to (1) explain the major philosophical, regulatory and institutional changes that have occurred in Australian employment relations; (2) describe key social and economic factors that have contributed to these changes; (3) explain the role of the key actors and their relationships in the Australian employment relations system; (4) demonstrate writing skills and oral communication skills; and (5) demonstrate information literacy.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial activities; (2) individual case study analysis; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Donella Caspersz
Unit rules
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations; EMPL1206 Social Psychology of Work; MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour;
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations; for pre-2012 courses: a Level 1 Management
Employment Relations unit
EMPL1102 Australian Employment Relations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.