2014 Unit of Study

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People, Work and Employment
UoS Code WORK5002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2a - 1st half
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Foundation Unit for MHRM&IR
Lectures Semester 1: 1 x 3hr seminar/tutorial per week; Semester 2a intensive: Wednesday 5pm - 7pm & Saturday 9am - 4pm in weeks 2, 3, 4 & 5
Assessment Multi Choice Exam (20%); Group Facilitation (10%); Individual Case Study Essay (30%); Final 2hr exam (40%); Academic Honesty Module (0%)
Description This is the foundational unit in the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and should be taken in the student's first semester of study in this program. The unit provides an integrated overview of the social, legal, psychological, ethical and strategic dimensions of work and paid employment. The learning content also combines broad knowledge of these dimensions with a depth of knowledge in a select number of topical human resource and industrial relations issues. As such the unit provides a foundation for the suite of elective units in industrial relations, human resource management, and organisational studies available in the program. In addition, the unit provides the essential preparatory knowledge and skills for studying work and employment in an academic context.