EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

MGT5ERN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will examine the theoretical and historical underpinnings of employment relations in Australia, with specific reference to the role of institutions, actors and processes in the regulation of work. You will explore the current legal frameworks that govern Australian employment relations, and evaluate the impact of these policies on the economic and social fabric of Australian society. You will also study the dynamics of negotiation and dispute resolution in the context of Australian workplace relations. You will develop the necessary skills to effectively manage employee grievances and negotiations.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReadings, case studies, comprehension questions and exercises.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding employment relations

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAbbott, Hearn Mackinnon and Fallon

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBNN/A

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. Examine the key institutions, actors and processes involved in the regulation and management of work and employment in Australia
02. Critically evaluate the major issues influencing the regulation and management of employee relations in Australia
03. Critique the contemporary policy debates over the policies and practices governing the relationship between employers and employees
04. Formulate strategies to address employee relations challenges faced by Government, businesses, unions and employees.
05. Demonstrate a critical understanding of core concepts of negotiation and dispute resolution
06. Develop effective negotiation skills and critically reflect on your own negotiation practices

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Essay (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group negotiation simulation (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Individual Case Study Analysis (2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Individual reflection on negotiation simulation (1500 words)

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

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
This subject is delivered entirely online. Students are required to undertake online learning and assessment activities.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Essay (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group negotiation simulation (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Individual Case Study Analysis (2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Individual reflection on negotiation simulation (1500 words)

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