Course Title: Industrial Relations for Construction Project Managers

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Relations for Construction Project Managers

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: tricia mclaughlin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252230

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully undertake this course it is anticipated that students will have a basic knowledge of industrial relations in an Australian setting and some knowledge of current industrial legislation, in particular current Federal Government policy.

Previous studies in law or industrial relations would be highly desirable.

Course Description

This course will provide relevant information about the current industrial relations legislation and how it applies in modern Australian workplaces, particularly those workplaces involved in project management. It is most suitable for individuals involved in policy development and employee relations within those industries.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

-locate and research current industrial legislation and other documentation relating to employee relations.

-decipher clauses in relation to their own workplaces/employees

-administer and enact enterprise agreements and contracts pertinent to their industry

-give advice to other staff in relation to industrial matters 

At the conclusion of this course students will

-prepare a  case for presentation to arbitration or

-prepare a site level negotiation

Overview of Learning Activities

To be advised depending upon changes to legislation before Parliament.

Previous classes have included role plays, class discussions, lectures and media presentations, as well as guest speakers.

Overview of Learning Resources

It is expected that all students will be able to access online material from government websites, as well as have access to current newspapers and opinion magazines as well as academic journals. 

Overview of Assessment

One case study prepared during classes and worth 100% of assessment.