This unit offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial relations. The unit is particularly focussed on the employment relationship, its regulation and management in contemporary workplaces. The unit introduces theoretical approaches to power, conflict and negotiation in a workplace environment. 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 has a strong focus on the application of theoretical concepts in real-world situations. There will be coverage of the Australian regulatory framework and approaches to the employment relationship taken by organisations, unions, governments and industrial tribunals.
Assessment in the unit includes identification and analysis of contemporary issues in industrial relations, a negotiation exercise and a major exploratory research project on an approved topic.
|Unit name||Employment Relations|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Ruth Barton|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||12/9/2022||5/10/2022||27/10/2022||11/12/2022|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Apply the major theories of industrial relations to practice.
- Communicate an evidence-based argument supported by industrial relations literature and practice.
- Analyse and apply evidence-based management to contemporary industrial relations issues in organisations to evaluate outcomes.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Assignment (10%)|Reflection (30%)|Research Paper (60%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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