Course Title: Employment Relations from a Global Perspective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Employment Relations from a Global Perspective

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Ngan Collins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1312

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80.08.40

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to comparative employment relations at the international, national and organisational levels. The course considers the implications of globalisation, changing regulatory regimes and the transformation of the nature of work for labour management strategies and practices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. discuss the key theories and concepts of employment relations in a global context
  2. compare, contrast and discuss employment relations models in European, Anglo-Saxon and Asian countries
  3. critically analyse the implications of employment relations models in your own country and organisation
  4. research and discuss the influence of international stakeholders and institutions in employment relations at national and organisational levels

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/Blackboard 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

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the "Learning Outcomes."

Assessment Task 1: 10%

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Assessment Task 3: 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.