EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT2EMR

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesCase studies, experiential exercises, discussions and comprehension exercises

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMGT2EMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Employment Relations: Theory and Practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBray, Waring, Cooper and MacNeil

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherMcGraw Hill

ISBN9781760420642

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and explain the key elements of State regulation of employment relations in Australia
02. Discuss how employment relations influences the performance of employees, organisations and the national economic and social outcomes
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
04. Critically evaluate the role of the State, management and unions in the employment relations system
05. Examine the main forms of non-union employee representation in Australia
06. Distinguish between different forms of workplace conflict, and demonstrate how workplace disputes can be resolved

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written reflective piece Equivalent to 900 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual essay Equivalent to 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Group Collective Bargaining analysis Equivalent to 1250 words per student

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Problem-based activities Equivalent to 800 words per student

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Sydney, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written reflective piece Equivalent to 900 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Individual essay Equivalent to 1500 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Group Collective Bargaining analysis Equivalent to 1250 words per student

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Problem-based activities Equivalent to 800 words per student

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6