International and Comparative Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

International and Comparative Human Resource Management and Employment Relations is an online unit that will help you develop an awareness of the different national and cultural factors that affect people management issues in international organisations.

Offered by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, the unit you will provide you with an in-depth understanding of international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) and employment relations (IER), and encourage you to consider the relative efficacy of various employment practices and policies within the world economy. You will also critically assess academic perspectives of IHMR and IER and frameworks to the changing nature of work organisations and social regulation in the world economy.

Finally, you will learn how to problem solve and evaluate the complexities of IHRM and IER, as well as consider how to effectively apply techniques to real-world situations and multicultural teams.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Employment Relations

Areas of study

In this human resources unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the course: globalisation
  • Varieties of capitalism
  • Paired country comparisons 1
  • Paired country comparisons 2
  • Industry comparison
  • Introduction to international HRM
  • Managing across cultures
  • Staffing, training and development
  • Performance management; compensation
  • Repatriation of expatriates; women in international management
  • Knowledge management
  • Course review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Employment Relations, Griffith 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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How will this unit advance my career?

International and Comparative Human Resource Management and Employment Relations is an essential unit for those pursuing a career in employment relations or human resources.

By learning about the various factors that affect people management on an international scale, you will equip yourself with the skills for working in organisations that operate across national borders. In particular, you will learn to apply problem-solving techniques to real-world situations and tackle any challenges that may arise from multicultural teams.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International and Comparative Human Resource Management and 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 may be 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 a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

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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