Managing Equity and Diversity

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

The modern workplace is becoming increasingly diverse in relation to culture, gender, disability, age and other factors. This online unit from Griffith University, delivered by Open Universities Australia, explores the challenges that arise from such workplace diversity. 

Managing Equity and Diversity looks at how to successfully incorporate diverse needs in the workplace, as well as how to harness the benefits of workplace diversity. You will examine theories and practices around employment policy design and practices, and look at legislative requirements and effective organisation design.

The two central question addressed by this unit are, ‘How can we understand the theories and practices that come under the broad headings of equity and diversity in the workplace?’, and ‘What are the implications for designing employment policies and practices that achieve equity, optimal productivity, innovation and job satisfaction outcomes?’ For assessment in this unit, you are required to submit three separate written reports.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

Areas of study

In this Managing Equity and Diversity unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What is managing equity and diversity?
  • Equity and diversity: models and theories
  • Equity and diversity legislation in Australia
  • Work and family/work-life policies
  • Managing equity and diversity in organisations
  • Gender diversity
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity in organisations
  • Indigenous employment experiences
  • Equity and diversity programs in organisations
  • Managing a disabled and able-bodied work force
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Age and employment

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement 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?

Upon completion of this unit, you will have gained a thorough foundation in equity and diversity theories and models, along with a sound understanding of the legislative requirements around equity and diversity in Australia. The unit will provide in-depth knowledge of various strands of workplace diversity and their relating policies and programs, such as work life policies, indigenous employment experiences, gender diversity, ethnic and cultural diversity, age discrimination, and managing a differently-abled workforce.

You will be able to demonstrate a clear theoretical understanding of what is meant by employment equity and how it can be achieved through relevant legislation and workplace adaptation. You’ll be able to analyse and evaluate a range of approaches to achieving an equitable workplace, and measure the degree of inclusivity in a workplace, as well as the extent to which an organisation is maximising the benefits of workplace diversity.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Managing Equity and Diversity from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable 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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