CQUniversity Unit Profile
HRMT20029 International Employment Relations
International Employment Relations
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General Information

Overview

This unit studies the employment relationship. It studies the ways in which people are employed in various countries. The labour markets and systems of employment relations in these countries are analysed. The issues that emerge from this labour market analysis are discussed. This discussion provides an insight into contemporary public policy and human resource management issues in a number of countries. If you have successfully completed the unit HRMT20018 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit evaluations

Feedback

The material that has been provided on the unit website has assisted the achievement of student learning outcomes.

Recommendation

The relevance of the material that is available for students to access on the unit website will be maintained.

Feedback from Unit evaluations

Feedback

More attention should be devoted to the assessment requirements.

Recommendation

Video and written material on the website and information conveyed through forum posts explained and clarified the assessment requirements of the unit. The unit outcomes suggest that students were familiar with the assessment requirements of this postgraduate unit.. There is no need to make further changes with respect to this matter.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. discuss the employment relations systems of a number of countries;
  2. compare and contrast the management of the employment relationship in various countries;
  3. critically analyse the labour markets of a number of countries;
  4. critically discuss various human resource management issues that arise from the study of a number of labour markets; and
  5. analyse and demonstrate understanding of the management of the employment relationship from the study of systems of employment relations in various countries.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

International and comparative employment relations: National regulation, global changes

Edition: 6th edn (2016)
Authors: Bamber, GJ, Lansbury, RD, Wailes, N & Wright, CF (eds)
Allen & Unwin
Crows Nest Crows Nest , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 978 1 76011 029 1
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Gordon Stewart Unit Coordinator
g.stewart@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

An introduction to comparative employment relations. Employment relations in the United Kingdom

Chapter

Chapters 1 & 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in France

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Denmark

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in the United States

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Canada

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Australia

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Essay Due: Week 6 Thursday (24 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Italy

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Germany

Chapter

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in Japan

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in South Korea

Chapter

Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in China

Chapter

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Employment relations in India

Chapter

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Essay

Task Description

Compare and contrast the role that the state plays in the system of employment relations in France with the role that the state plays in the system of employment relations in Denmark. (40 marks)

Word Length: 2500-3000 words

Please note that information that is relevant to this essay will be posted on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Thursday (24 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (15 Sept 2017)

Assignments will be returned upon completion of the marking and moderation process.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

A pass student will have referenced their paper poorly, and description will dominate. Better referencing and some analysis will lead to a credit, while the distinction students will have referenced and analysed the question well. They will be separated from the HD student because of their failure to argue a case in answer to the question consistently throughout the course of their paper.

A detailed criteria sheet is available on the unit Moodle website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • discuss the employment relations systems of a number of countries;
  • critically analyse the labour markets of a number of countries;
  • critically discuss various human resource management issues that arise from the study of a number of labour markets; and


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Self-management

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Details
No calculators permitted
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
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