Courses & Units

Employment Relations BMA341

Launceston, Hobart


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
Unit code BMA341
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Ruth Barton
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


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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Key Dates

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
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
080303 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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AssessmentAssignment (10%)|Reflection (30%)|Research Paper (60%)
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