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MGX5130

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marjorie Jerrard

Synopsis

This unit examines the social, economic and legal dimensions of diversity and inclusion. It aims to provide both theoretical and practical application of contemporary ideas to promote workplace diversity and inclusion. Topics include theoretical perspectives on diversity and inclusion, forms of diversity and inclusion, the legal dimensions of discrimination, the legal framework regulating diversity, inclusion, discrimination and EEO, the strategic business, HRM and employment relations issues associated with promoting diversity and inclusion, the state of workplace diversity in the Australian context, contemporary public policy issues and diversity and inclusion in a comparative context.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand the concepts of diversity and inclusion applied to the workplace
  • evaluate the legal, ethical, and professional issues associated with diversity management in the contemporary workplace
  • identify the strategic business, HRM and employment relations issues associated with developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace
  • understand the legal framework regulating the management of workplace diversity and inclusion issues
  • analyse practical case studies of inclusion, diversity and discrimination in the workplace.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Marjorie Jerrard

Contact hours

3 hours per week