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SY2001 - New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

With increased global integration made possible by the marriage of the computer and new communications technologies, the world of work is changing. This has implications for organisations and individuals careers. This subject will examine concepts of work, organisation and career in the traditional economy and then in the new economy. In the process, models of new economic development such as the weightless economy, the new economy, the information society will be considered and evaluated. Also, new ways of understanding the concept of career will be identified and evaluated.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop appropriate personal and group skills required by ever-changing work organisations;
  • examine key debates in relation to the traditional and new economies;
  • examine the impact of changes in work and organisations in relation to wider social change;
  • examine theories of change in work organisations.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
SY3001 AND SY3011


Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours - Electronic communication via LearnJCU and Email
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); (50%).

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.