Courses & Units

Employment Relations BMA341

Hobart, Launceston


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
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Ruth Barton

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Accelerated Study Period 3 13/9/2021 6/10/2021 28/10/2021 12/12/2021

* 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

LO1Apply the major employment relations frameworks and models to interpret employment relations strategies and practice.
LO2Critically evaluate emerging and current trends in employment relations.
LO3Communicate ideas and arguments in an evidence-based manner.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080303 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Teaching Pattern

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Issue Analysis Powerpoint (25%), Negotiation Paper (25%), Individual Essay (50%).

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