EMPL5501 Strategic Workplace Relations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit deals with advanced topics in human resource management and industrial relations. The emphasis is on the workplace in the context of change. A detailed examination of contemporary research and practice provides the basis for case study analysis and practical projects.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate theoretical understanding of the literature in relation to strategic workplace relations; (2) critically analyse a workforce problem and develop practical solutions from various perspectives; (3) demonstrate the ability to work in multi-discipline teams; (4) apply theoretical models to workplace relations problem solving; and (5) demonstrate the knowledge and skills to integrate workplace relations with the overall organisation/business strategy.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project; (2) test; and (3) case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jacquie Hutchinson
Unit rules
EMPL5412 Employment Relations
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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