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This unit in the Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations from Griffith University examines the current theory and practice around human resource management and employment relations. Issues and challenges related to the different factors affecting employment relations in the 21st century workplace are explored, through the prism of a global, knowledge-based context that examines how organisational design is evolving, and the changing boundaries of employment.
This unit, delivered entirely online through Open Universities Australia, will teach you how to identify and explain key actors in employment relations, and how employment relations can be effectively managed.
You will gain an understanding of industrial relations and the role of trade unions and state actors in employment relations, examining a range of theoretical paradigms related to human resources, and how the field has developed historically and economically. You will also study core components of human resource management, such as learning and development of employees, and how performance management works in terms of policy and practice.
The unit will be assessed in three ways – a project plan (10%); an essay (40%); and an invigilated exam (50%).
To be eligible to enrol, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this human resources unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement 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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After successfully completing this unit, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of how the management of human resources and employment relations manifests in the 21st century workplace. You will have examined how these aspects of the workplace have evolved over time, and will have an understanding of the different elements involved in managing the employment relationship, such as how unions and employer associations play a role in employment relations, and what influence the state has in this field.
You will also understand how to incorporate learning and development into staff programs, along with health and safety management and performance management. You will be able to communicate various policies and practices related to human resources and employment relations in the workplace.
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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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