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BX3051 - Employment Relations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject introduces students to the importance of employee relations in the workplace and how they contribute to integrate employers and employees' interests in a way that promotes and balances efficiency, equity and fairness. It concerns the relationship between management and employees and assists students in realising and understanding the importance of institutions and processes of employee relations, including laws, and social and political processes. Through this, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the organisation and behaviour of people at work, in particular the role of key players and institutional parties such as government, employer associations and unions upon management and employees. In addition, students will develop awareness of the implications of change in the workforce, the nature of the workforce, collective and individual bargaining and assess how these affect management and employees.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the role, function and influence of key players in employment relations;
  • develop a critical appreciation of the theories and concepts relating to contemporary employment relations;
  • analyse, evaluate and engage in discussions on selected topics in employment relations;
  • appraise the fundamental nature of employment relations.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (60%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: 18 CP OF BU AND BX SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturer: Mrs Suzie Pont.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising session
  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Pengji Wang
Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online Collaborate Sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.