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Employment Relations and Asia Pacific Contexts (MBS624)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Description This unit examines and compares the employment relations systems and environments in a number of Asian Pacific countries. Using a number of theoretical frameworks, the various approaches to employment relations in different countries are analysed and compared. The significance of the countries' cultural and historical context is also considered. The impact of globalisation and the role of international stakeholders, such as multi-national companies and global unions, is also examined.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Understand the broad patterns of international employee relations in relation to the practices, institutions and the parties involved
2. Describe and explain major features of employment relations systems in different Australasian countries
3. Use a theoretical framework to inform comparisons of employee relations in different countries.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Workshops: 4 hours per fortnight at Kaplan SGP
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features, with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Workshop participation 20%
Workshop presentation (includes written summary) or written essay 30%
Final Exam 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.

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MBS624
Ms Susan Barrera
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e: S.Barrera@murdoch.edu.au
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MBS624

KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Ms Susan Barrera
P/T Teaching Casual

e: S.Barrera@murdoch.edu.au
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