This unit aims to develop advanced knowledge and skills for HR practitioners and middle to senior managers in managing all facets of the relationship between employers and employees in the Australian context, including industrial matters, occupational health and safety, equitable treatment and the management of performance. It also aims to give students some appreciation of how employment relationships are managed by Australia's near neighbours.
- Introduction to employment relations
- The changing nature of work and employment
- Employee representation and participation
- Employers, employer strategy and managers
- The state’s role in employment relations in Australia
- Diversity and inclusion
- Workplace health and safety (WHS)
- Performance management
- Employment agreement bargaining
- The future of work
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the key theories and practices inherent in the domain of employment relations in the Australian context and their links to human resource management in organisations||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||recommend creative employment relations solutions in relation to current and/or emerging issues||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||research and compare employment relations in selected countries that are Australia's near neighbours.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- McPhail, R, Jerrard, M & Southcombe, A, 2015, Employment Relations: An Integrated Approach, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic, Australia. ISBN: 9780170254694.
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Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
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