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Unit of Study

Foundations of Work and Employment
UoS Code WORK1003
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This is the compulsory unit of study for the Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management major.
Lectures Online modules, 1x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week
Assessment in class test (15%), essay (30%), tutorial participation (10%), tutorial leadership (15%), final exam (30%)
Description This unit draws on concepts from industrial relations and human resource management to examine the interests and strategies of workers, unions, managers, employers and the state. It explores the relationships between these parties as they seek to manage their environments and workplaces and to exercise control over each other. The unit enables students to understand how and why the organisation, regulation and management of work are changing in Australia and globally. As well as providing an introduction to all aspects of the study of the employment relationship, this is the foundation unit for a major in industrial relations and human resource management.