6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit focuses on employment relations issues, mainly in the Australian context. It includes an overview of the economic, legal and social elements of the employment relationship and the management of commitment and discontent in the workplace; the role of the parties: workers, employers, their collective organisations and the state; the processes of regulation: conciliation and arbitration, individual contracts, enterprise bargaining, negotiation; employment practises: pay, employment, work organisation and skill formation; international influences on employment relations; equity and justice in the workplace.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- apply ideas, concepts and theories to analyse employment relations in Australia
- utilise international perspectives on significant employment relations issues for evaluating employment relations in Australia
- identify and examine the relevant actors, institutions and processes and assess how they shape relations between management and workers a the workplace
- identify and examine different perspectives and value systems in employment relations and assess how they influence the strategies and policies of the various parties
- critically evaluate contemporary developments in employment relations at the international, national, industry and workplace levels.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
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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