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MGX9180 - Employee relations

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Sandra Cockfield


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


An introduction to employee relations at the workplace level focusing on workplace reform. Topics include the contract of employment; enterprise bargaining; workplace management and union structures; traditional management style and strategies, management strategies; employee participation; best practice; skill formation; and core/peripheral employment patterns; the external context of employee relations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine the changing nature of work and employment in an international context
  • identify and assess theoretical approaches that explain changes in work and employment
  • understand the political economy in which the organisation and management of work takes place
  • identify different forms of employee voice and participation and assess their effectiveness
  • identify and analyse the employee relations challenges facing managers and other professionals in the workplace.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week

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