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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Winter semester 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Anthony Forsyth


Issues included in the unit are theories and concepts concerning bargaining and dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution; the legal framework within which workplace bargaining and dispute resolution take place; examination of relevant case studies and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of various approaches to workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution
  2. identify the various contexts in which workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution occur
  3. assess the behavioural styles and other factors (eg: gender) that influence the ways that different parties engage in workplace negotiation, bargaining and dispute resolution
  4. practically apply the relevant legal rules and bargaining techniques to hypothetical workplace negotiation, bargaining or dispute resolution scenarios.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Anthony Forsyth

Contact hours

3 hours per week