EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT2EMR

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the key actors in Australia's employment relations system.  You will explore the world of work, and the legal and regulatory frameworks which govern the employment relationship.  You will analyse the role of trade unions, the processes of determining the terms and conditions of employment, and the responsibilities of employers to create a safe working environment.  You will also explore how vulnerable workers are protected by the employment relations system.  You will appreciate how conflicts and disputes between employers and employees can be resolved, and reflect upon your own conflict management and negotiation skills.  


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-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT2EMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificEmployment Relations: Theory and PracticePrescribedBray, Waring, Cooper and MacNeil 4th editionMcGraw Hill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain the key elements of State regulation of employment relations in Australia

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Discuss how employment relations influences the performance of employees, organisations and the national economic and social outcomes

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Compare and contrast Fox#s taxonomy of values in employment relations, and analyse how these values underpin the conduct of different parties involved in employment relations

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically evaluate the role of the State, management and unions in the employment relations system

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Examine the main forms of non-union employee representation in Australia

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Distinguish between different forms of workplace conflict, and demonstrate how workplace disputes can be resolved

Activities:
Case studies, experiential exercises, discussions and simulations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written reflective piece (Equivalent to 900 words)20 03, 04, 06
Individual written essay (Equivalent to 1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group Collective Bargaining analysis (equivalent to 1250 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Problem-based activities (equivalent to 800 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written reflective piece (Equivalent to 900 words)20 03, 04, 06
Individual written essay (Equivalent to 1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group Collective Bargaining analysis (equivalent to 1250 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Problem-based activities (equivalent to 800 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06