EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT2EMR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the implications of the changing nature of work in Australia, for both workers and management. Throughout the semester, you will explore the social, economic and legal framework of employment relations in Australia. This will involve consideration of the nature and organisation of work in modern society; the characteristics of the employment relationship; and the competing interests of workers, employers, trade unions, Government and other relevant stakeholders involved in modern employment relations.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites MGT2HRM

Incompatible subjects MGT2EMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificAustralian Workplace RelationsPrescribedTeicher, Holland and Gough, !st EditionCambridge University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

02. Identify and examine the relevant actors, institutions and processes involved in Australian employment relations, and assess how they shape relations between management and workers in the workplace through writing and oral discussion

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Describe the process of labour market deregulation and analyse the consequences of deregulation for employees, managers, unions and the wider society

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Discuss labour process theories and their application to post-industrial societies through writing and oral discussion

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Explain the laws relating to employee relations in Australia, the sources of rights and obligations between employers and employees, and the processes of resolving industrial disputes through writing and oral discussion

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Critically analyse the various systems of dispute resolution and determination in Australia through writing and oral discussion

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

07. Identify and discuss critical issues that confront employee relations and human resource managers in dynamic environments through writing and oral discussion

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Case Study Analysis (group report and presentation; equivalent to 1200 words per student)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Examination (2 hours) (2000 word equivalent)To be held during examination period50 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Individual Essay (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 07

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Case Study Analysis (group report and presentation; equivalent to 1200 words per student)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Examination (2 hours) (2000 word equivalent)To be held during examination period50 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Individual Essay (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 07