units

MGF2341

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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marjorie Jerrard

Synopsis

Management of the employment relationship and workplace issues is central to the unit. Roles of parties to the employment relationship -- management, employees, trade unions, employer groups, government, and tribunals -- are analysed. Management and employee roles in conflict resolution, negotiation and bargaining, conciliation and arbitration, and maintaining control of the employment relationship are covered. External and internal environments are considered regarding legislation, labour market reform, and decentralisation of the Australian industrial relations system to an enterprise focus.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. differentiate between employee relations issues and industrial relations issues
  2. describe the main institutional features and key developments in the Australian industrial relations system as they impact upon employee relations
  3. identify management strategies for dealing with employee relations in Australian workplaces and other countries
  4. participate in individual and team based analysis of workplace case studies and class activities
  5. develop basic skills in managing communication, negotiation, and bargaining at the workplace.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions