- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2022 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal, political and industrial framework of Employee Relations in Australia and within a selected group of our international trading partners. The unit develops the student’s appreciation of both the academic and practical application of the influences that govern the employment relationship and examines the roles of employees, employers, trade unions and governments in the employment process. It discusses the impact of economics conditions and of social, political and structural business transformation on rapidly changing contemporary workplace environments, using relevant theoretical approaches and historical analysis.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Demonstrate advanced and coherent knowledge of the legislation related to Human Resource Management and its application in interpretation.
2 Critically evaluate a range of workplace situations with regards to the industrial relations implications and make recommendations for how they may be resolved.
3 Critically analyse both sides of an industrial relations dispute giving clear rationale for the justifications of each side of the argument.