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HRMT19021 - Principles of Employment Relations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit discusses the changing nature of employment relations. The object of the unit is to ascertain what constitutes a good system of employment relations. Key aspects of a system of employment relations, such as the role of the state, employers, unions and employees will be assessed within a framework that analyses the impact of significant legal, political, economic and human resource management issues on the employment relationship.

Details

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
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).

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. Examination 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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.77% 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: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
It is not clear how this type of Unit is relevant to a HR major.
Recommendation
The significance of employment law and the general political and institutional framework that regulates the labour market in which HR practitioners work requires more considered explanation by the Unit Coordinator.
Action Taken
Noted and followed accordingly.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
The positioning of the assessment information on the Moodle website could be improved.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will better explain the positioning of assessment information on the Moodle website.
Action Taken
Noted and followed accordingly.
Source: Unit Evaluations
Feedback
The materials that were provided on the Moodle website were directly relevant for practitioners in this field.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will continue to provide current material to assist all students to better understand the labour market in which they are either seeking employment or are indeed employed.
Action Taken
Noted and followed accordingly.
Source: Have Your Say and unit coordinator.
Feedback
The current implementation of the selected learning and teaching philosophy works well.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the current unit learning and teaching philosophy and its current unit implementation is continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. discuss the significance of the practice of management, human resource management and industrial relations to the study of the employment relationship
  2. critically examine and develop an understanding of the structure and operation of a system of employment relations
  3. critically analyse the issues that arise from the management of the employment relationship.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
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
5 - Team Work
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination