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BX3051 - Employment Relations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: 18 CP OF BU AND BX SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); test/quiz (30%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); essay (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Mr Roy Wybrow.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); test/quiz (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.