Course Title: Employee Relations Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Employee Relations Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Cathy Brigden

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 5915

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 108.16.15

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Industrial Relations A

Course Description

The course explores the changing nature of work and the employment relationship in a global economy in which intelligent enterprises need to focus on how employees are managed to assist knowledge growth and development

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course aims to develop your capabilities as specialist practitioners and managers responsible for managing employees and assisting organisations to develop appropriate employee relations strategies.

As a successful participant in this course, you should be able to
• Diagnose salient issues for the changing work environment in a complex and paradoxical global business environment
• Frame judgements and make decisions about employment relations practices based on notions of social justice, equity and sustainability
• Identify and design employment relations strategies to encourage collaboration and team work (national and international)
• Plan employment relations strategies appropriate for various cultural situations
• Recognise challenges for employment relations in a technologically assisted work environment


Overview of Learning Activities

The course has been designed as a student-centered education experience in which the lecturer and students share their conceptual knowledge and reflect upon the outcomes of various experiential exercises in which students are engaged. These exercises have been constructed to parallel real-world activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course, but a reading list will be provided. You should also keep up to date with current discussion on ER related issues through current journal publications.
The DLS will be used to communicate with you, to enable you to communicate with fellow students and as a tool for learning through Discussion Boards

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include a range of individual and collaborative activities such as a debate, research and reflective papers, and online discussion.