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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Amanda Pyman


This unit provides a foundation for the study and practice of industrial and employee relations. Topics include the development of the Australian industrial relations system, management and union objectives and strategies, employer associations, the role of government, causes and resolution of industrial conflict, enterprise bargaining, the legal framework for industrial relations and human resource management practice, and contemporary issues such as freedom of association and union avoidance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop knowledge and skills applicable to working in the fields of industrial relations and human resource management
  2. analyse the relationship between industrial relations and the wider socio-economic system
  3. describe the interaction between the major parties and industrial relations processes in Australia
  4. critically analyse the impacts of the regulatory reforms on industrial relations practices in Australia.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Amanda Pyman

Contact hours

3 hours per week