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BX3051 - Employee Relations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

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

  • describe 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;
  • demonstrate a capacity to analyse, evaluate and engage in discussions on selected topics in employment relations;
  • understand the fundamental nature of employment relations.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30% - 40%); quizzes or tests (20% - 30%); essays (20% - 30%); assignments (20% - 30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30% - 40%); quizzes or tests (20% - 30%); essays (20% - 30%); assignments (20% - 30%).

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.