About this unit
Delivered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, this online unit in Management Employee Relations is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the core components of industrial relations.
In it, you’ll examine the main theories of industrial relations, charting their historical development within an Australian context to gain insight into the ideologies and events that underpin our current understanding of workplace dynamics.
Explore the role of trade unions, the industrial tribunal system and a range of other employer and employee bodies, and address the ways in which each interact to govern social justice issues within the workplace.
You’ll also cover the various processes by which disputes are managed and resolved, and dissect different factors that influence wage agreements, working conditions, workplace flexibility, gender equity and overall workplace diversity.
Complete this unit with a solid grasp on the shifting context of management employee relations, and use this to inform your own practices.
- Employment Relations
Course pathwaysThis unit is core requirement in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Business, Griffith University
- What are management-employee relations?
- Why management-employee relations?
- What do management employee relations look like?
- Why study theory?
- The changing context of management employee relations
- Unions and other forms of employee representation
- Management and employer representation
- The State and its agencies
- Bargaining structures, processes and outcomes
- State regulation – legislation
- Managing conflict – does it exist?
- Managing equity and diversity
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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