Employment Relations

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

If you manage people, or intend to, then you will benefit from this unit of study in employment relations. Your studies can also prepare you to undertake majors in employment relations (ER) and human resource management (HRM).

In this unit, offered by Open Universities in partnership with Griffith University, you will learn about the essentials of the hiring process such as forming agreements, the role of the state and trade unions, and prepare yourself to manage others.

The topics covered go beyond the legal requirements of hiring and firing to explain the changing nature of today’s workplace so that you can get the best out of your prospective employees, and create a harmonious and diverse working environment.

Eligibility

This unit has no prerequisites.

Areas of study

In this employment relations unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to employment relations
  • The changing nature of work and employment
  • Employee power and voice in the workplace
  • What do trade unions do?
  • Employer and industry associations
  • The role of the State and the regulation of agreement making
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Diversity and equity via employment relations
  • Human resource management – staffing the organisation
  • Human resource management – learning and development
  • Performance management
  • Rewards management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

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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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit of study will prepare you to hire and manage staff, and is a core unit of both the Bachelor of Arts (Library and Corporate Information Management) at Curtin University and the Bachelor of Business at Griffith University.

Completion of this unit will prepare you to undertake majors in employment relations (ER) and human resource management (HRM) and it is also an approved elective for the Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University of Technology.

After you complete this unit you will have the capacity to:

  • Think critically about employment relations issues and problems
  • Improve your employees’ ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Understand the role of employees and employers (and their representatives) and the role of government in employment relations
  • Explain the key processes in managing people
  • Appreciate the role of conflict and cooperation in the workplace, and how forms of conflict can be resolved at work
  • Make connections between the modules of the unit and your personal and professional experiences
  • Demonstrate problem-solving behaviour in your university work

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Employment Relations from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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