Management Employee 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
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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.

Eligibility

You must not have completed the following unit, as it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Employment Relations

Areas of study

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

  • 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

Course pathways

This unit is core requirement in the following course:

And part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

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?

An understanding of the social justice issues that both inform and dictate current industrial relations policies is crucial to effective employee relationships and management.

Completion of this unit will allow you to gain a more informed perspective on the state of play in contemporary industrial relations, and encourage you to become a more effective business professional, whether you plan to work in HR, management or any other field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Management Employee 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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