This unit offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial (or employment) relations (IR). As a level 300 unit in the HRM major, it builds on key aspects of industrial relations covered in BMA217 Theories of Work & Organisation; specifically theoretical approaches, power, conflict, and negotiation. Demonstrating learning outcomes in this unit requires the capability to understand and assess situations from multiple perspectives and to appreciate both short-term and long-term consequences of decisions at the individual, organisation and societal levels.
The unit is multi-disciplinary in approach spanning the disciplines of sociology, politics, history, business, and law. There is a strong focus on the application of theoretical concepts in real-world situations. There will be coverage of the Australian legal framework and approaches by organisations at the workplace and at tribunal levels. Assessment in the unit, therefore, includes identification and analysis of contemporary IR issues, a negotiation exercise, and a major exploratory research project on an approved topical IR issue.
|Unit name||Employment Relations|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||14/9/2020||2/10/2020||28/10/2020||12/12/2020|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- LO1: Apply the major theories of industrial relations (IR) to practice.
- LO2: Analyse and apply evidence-based management to contemporary IR issues in organisations to evaluate outcomes.
- LO3: Communicate an evidence-based argument supported by IR literature and practice.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,702.00||080303|
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BMA217 OR BMA247
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Analysis (10%), Reflection (30%), Research paper (60%).
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