Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Course Coordinator: Dr Malcolm MacIntosh

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5935

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is available to Bachelor of Business (Honours) students.

Course Description

This is a guided reading course in which students will research a range of contemporary issues in industrial relations and human resource management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course will contribute to the development of your ability to:

- undertake guided and increasingly indepedent academic research


Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly face-to-face meeting or seminar Offering Co-ordinator at which suitable topics of interest to the students will be agreed. Students will then undertake guided research and reading in preparation for subsequent seminar.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with initial key readings and materials and will be expected to utilise the RMIT Library and electronic databases to explore agreed topics and issues.

Overview of Assessment

Two 2,500 word research essays.