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MGW2323

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sijun Shao (Gippsland); Mr Gareth Evans (Berwick)

Synopsis

This unit focuses on employment relations issues, mainly in the Australian context. It includes an overview of the economic, legal and social elements of the employment relationship and the management of commitment and discontent in the workplace; the role of the parties: workers, employers, their collective organisations and the state; the processes of regulation: conciliation and arbitration, individual contracts, enterprise bargaining, negotiation; employment practises: pay, employment, work organisation and skill formation; international influences on employment relations; equity and justice in the workplace.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply ideas, concepts and theories to analyse employment relations in Australia
  2. utilise international perspectives on significant employment relations issues for evaluating employment relations in Australia
  3. identify and examine the relevant actors, institutions and processes and assess how they shape relations between management and workers a the workplace
  4. identify and examine different perspectives and value systems in employment relations and assess how they influence the strategies and policies of the various parties
  5. critically evaluate contemporary developments in employment relations at the international, national, industry and workplace levels
  6. demonstrate in the individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

On-campus: Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%
Off-campus: Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sijun Shao (Semester 1)
Dr Sandra Cockfield (Semester 2)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

MGC2410, MGF2341, MGG2323