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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Human Resource Management; Work and Employment Relations major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial activities; (2) individual essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Caleb Goods
Unit rules
Prerequisites
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations.
EMPL1206 Social Psychology of Work.
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour.
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations.
for pre-2012 courses: a Level 1 Management
or Employment Relations unit
Incompatibility
EMPL1102 Australian Employment Relations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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