Course Title: Employment Relations from a Global Perspective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Employment Relations from a Global Perspective

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4498

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4593

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP5)

BUSM4593

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2018 (All)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ngan Collins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1312

Course Coordinator Email: ngan.collins@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80.08.40

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with the theoretical framework to consider employment relations at the international, national and organisational levels. You will evaluate the implications of globalisation and its impact on the transformation of the nature of work for labour management strategies and practices.

 

Comparisons between different countries, regions and cultures will be a focus; as will evaluating different models of employment relations. The key issues of:  industrial relations, human resource management; the role of government; employer associations; and, trade unions will be analysed.

 

You will undertake a comparative analysis of employment relations and cultures in various countries, and regions, to progress your knowledge in the international context. This will help you to understand the different practices of employment relations around the world, and to contribute to organisations, helping them to achieve best practice approaches in people management at an international level.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate and apply key global theories and concepts of employment relations relevant to companies.
  2. Compare and contrast employment relations theories, and practices to contribute to work practices.
  3. Critically analyse the implications of employment relations models to formulate strategic practices appropriate to organisations.
  4. Evaluate the influence of stakeholders and policies on international employment relations,  to develop relevant organisational policies and practices.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.
In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT Studies/Canvas including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Overview of Assessment

Each assessment task is aligned to the "Learning Outcomes" 1-4.

Assessment Task One: 20%   Assessment Task  Two:  30%    Assessment Three: 50%



Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.