Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Sandra Cockfield


The unit provides a foundation for the study and practice of employment and human resource management through exploring the complex range of factors which shape how employers and employees relate to each other across a range of developed and developing market economies. Topics include comparative analysis, international employment relations institutions and actors, and employment relations in Europe, the Americas and in Asian economies, including China and India.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop knowledge and skills applicable to working in the various fields of management in both government and non-governmental organisations
  2. identify and explain the range of factors (economic, historical, political, national and international) which may influence national employment relations patterns
  3. apply comparative analysis to evaluate contemporary developments in employment relations at the international, national, industry and workplace levels
  4. identify and examine different perspectives and value systems in employment relations.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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