2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Foundations of Work and Employment|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Additional Information||This is the compulsory unit of study for the Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management major.|
|Lectures||1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week|
|Assessment||Participation (10%), short essay (20%), major essay (40%), 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.|