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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5308

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101050

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

Attain and demonstrate a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of Australian industrial relations, the stakeholders and their inter-relationships. Acquire and disseminate skills in the interpretation and application of industrial relations laws, practices and industrial instruments such as awards and agreements. Critically appraise and evaluate existing policies, procedures and industrial instruments with the view to striving for improvements. Apply this knowledge in a fluid, often conflictual industrial relations environment and be recognised as an expert in the field. Convey often complex and detailed information to a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds.

Course content

Theoretical explanations of patterns, practices and institutions of industrial relations. Evolution of relevant institutions. Management strategy. Employee organisation, strategy and behaviour. Institutions and practices of workplace, regulation. Arbitration, enterprise and workplace bargaining, statutory and common law individual employment contracts and the mechanisms used to create enforceable industrial instruments. Historical, economic, political and social context of industrial relations. Union and non-union mechanisms of employee representation. Alternative approaches to dispute avoidance, minimisation, resolution and settlement. Features of prevailing legislative regulatory framework. Formalised industry advocacy skills and negotiation skills.

Textbook(s)

Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R 2018, Employment Relations: Theory and Practice, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
Group assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
Group assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
Group assignment 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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