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Employment Relations (BUS332)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit introduces the Australian employment relations environment. Topics examined include labour market issues, different approaches to employee relations, the role of government, unions, management and employer associations, collective bargaining, dispute management and workplace negotiation.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to:
1. Describe different approaches to and contexts for employment relations.
2. Analyse the implications of current employment relations events in Australia.
3. Research, assess and synthesise information concerning real-world employment relations cases.
4. Communicate an understanding of current employment relations issues.
5. Integrate knowledge of compliance issues into professional practice
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks
|Assessment||Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn.
Assessment comprises the four assessments:
|Prerequisites||BSL202 Workplace Law or BUS228 Workplace Law and BUS297 Principles of HRM or BUS226 Talent Acquisition or BUS240 Organisational Development and Human Resources Management|
|Exclusions||Students who have completed BUS351 Employment Relations in Asia or BUS251 Employment Relations in Asia or BUS222 Employee Relations may not enrol in this unit for credit|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|