MGF5130 - Managing diversity and inclusion - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Helen De Cieri


Professor Helen De Cieri

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit examines the social, legal and business dimensions of diversity and inclusion. It aims to provide both theoretical and practical application of contemporary ideas to promote workplace diversity and inclusion. Topics include theoretical perspectives on diversity and inclusion, forms of diversity and inclusion, the legal framework regulating discrimination and equal opportunity, strategic business and HRM issues, individual actions, and contemporary issues for diversity and inclusion in Australia and other countries.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the concepts of diversity and inclusion applied to the workplace
  2. evaluate the legal, social and business issues associated with diversity management in the contemporary workplace
  3. identify the strategic business and HRM issues associated with developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace
  4. understand contemporary issues related to the management of workplace diversity and inclusion issues
  5. analyse practical case studies of inclusion, diversity and discrimination in the workplace.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%

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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