HRMT19021 - Principles of Employment Relations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit discusses the changing nature of employment relations. In this unit you will assess the role of state, employers, unions and employees in employment relations within the context of a changing labour market. You will analyse the legal, political and economic framework within which employment relations takes place. Contemporary issues will be highlighted and discussed.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Take Home Exam 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 18.60% response rate.

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.

Source: SUTE data,qualitativecomments andconversation inworkshops andemails.
"I found the lecturer on the Moodle videos engaging and very interesting to learn from." "The information and structure at the start of the unit was communicated well." "The best aspect of this unit was that all material was available from the start, and the lectures provided by the previous coordinator were very good." "A really interesting unit that I feel was very relevant to my current Human Resources career." "Exam advice was really helpful in preparing for the exam - Assessment 1 was returned with a grade and feedback promptly." “Thanks, Alman, for your valuable teaching materials and your on-time response to my emails.”
Keep all the assessment details and materials on the dedicated assessment tile on the moodle site. Please keep updating the moodle resources with weekly study materials and video links. Lastly, please check all the links to the moodle site regularly.
Action Taken
All the suggestions have been carefully considered and addressed accordingly. Assessment details and materials have been organized on the dedicated assessment tile for improved accessibility. The Moodle resources have been updated with country-specific study materials and web/video links to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, all links on the Moodle site were checked over the terms to ensure a seamless user experience.
Source: From the school/ discipline meeting.
Recorded Lecturers
Please ensure that the lecturer does not utilize outdated lecture recordings. Instead, please confirm the use of the most recent recordings of the HRMT19021 lecture by the instructor, and also provide any necessary updated study materials. This is essential to enhance student learning and contribute to overall unit satisfaction. Additionally, please verify that the lecturer's recordings are functioning correctly to facilitate a smooth learning experience.
Action Taken
Source: From the school/ discipline meeting.
Unit Coordination by the sessional academics
The recognition of low response rates in student evaluations as an issue and the commitment to address this by ensuring up-to-date lecture recordings and increasing student engagement will be a positive move. Hence, it is essential to maintain proactive supervision to monitor these improvements effectively. Collecting a more representative number of responses in future unit evaluations will provide valuable insights for continuous enhancements. In the future, it would be beneficial to maintain transparent communication with students to address their concerns and keep an open feedback loop for ongoing recommendations and refinements.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain and analyse the role of the state, employers, unions and employees in employment relations.
  2. Assess the impact of changes in the labour market and in the legal, political and economic framework on employment relations.
  3. Identify and discuss contemporary issues in employment relations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Take Home Exam
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10