This online Work and Employment unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University contemplates the future of work in terms of work–life balance, as well as and the opportunities for individual self-realisation.
The unit explores the historical and cultural contextualised frameworks of work and employment practices.
At the completion of this unit you will understand the trajectories of classical and contemporary sociological theories of work, as well as the major changes that are occurring in contemporary workplaces.
You will also have the analytical skills to participate in major debates about the future of work and employment.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent. In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Policy and Applied Social Research
Graduate Diploma of Policy and Applied Social Research
Areas of study
In this Work and Employment unit, the topics you will study include:
Work, employment and society
Capitalism and rationalisation
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Policy and Applied Social Research, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma Policy and Applied Social Research, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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