Employment Relations

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Employment Relations

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course introduces students to the world of work by providing students with an overview of employment relations issues. These issues include an introduction to the nature and organisation of work in modern society, explanation of the unique features of the employment relationship and explores the differing interests of employers, workers, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders. Employment Relations therefore provides an introduction to the management of the employment relationship and the role of the State and other social actors in shaping the dynamics of that relationship. The course will provide students with an understanding of the social, economic and legal framework of employment relations by exploring both industrial relations and human resource management in an integrated manner.

    Course Introduction
    A major emphasis pertains to understanding elementary employment relations concepts and practices such as the nature and organisation of work in modern society, the unique features of the employment relationship and the differing interests of employers, workers, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.

    Course Aims
    This course aims to introduce you to the world of work by providing an overview of employment relations issues. You will develop an understanding of the conceptual and practical nature of the employment relationship in different environments, enabling you to understand issues relating to the management of people and the imperative of social responsibility. The course is particularly relevant as it gives students a greater understanding of issues that are of importance to their working lives as future managers, and that are important in terms of current policy debates in Australia.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    • understand the role of employees and employers (and their representatives) and the role of government in employment relations
    • explain the key processes in managing people at work
    • make connections between the modules of the course and their relevance personally and professionally
    • demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving behaviour in their studies
    • communicate effectively with others
    • understand the role and application of employee and employer representative, the Australian government, occupational health and safety, diversity, negotiation staffing, learning and development, performance management and reward management in a domestic and international environment
    Assessment Summary

    Guided discussion with peers:5%

    Test or quiz: 15%

    Assignment - Written Assignment:30%

    Assignment - Written Assignment: 10%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.