Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Anthony Forsyth


Issues included in the unit are theories and concepts concerning bargaining and dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution; the legal framework within which workplace bargaining and dispute resolution take place; examination of relevant case studies and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of various approaches to workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution
  2. identify the various contexts in which workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution occur
  3. assess the behavioural styles and other factors (eg: gender) that influence the ways that different parties engage in workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution
  4. practically apply the relevant legal rules and bargaining techniques to hypothetical workplace negotiation, bargaining or dispute resolution scenarios.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Anthony Forsyth

Contact hours

3 hours per week