Course Title: Future of Work

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Future of Work

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Annie Delaney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5741

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.72

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge.

Course Description

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate the learning from your HR program.

The purpose of the course is to incorporate human resource and employment relations theory and practice. The course adopts a holistic approach to integrating theory and practice in an innovative method of hypothesising about what will the future of work look like, and the associated challenges for organisations, workers, managers and society.

This course will help you to shape an appreciation of the complexities and contemporary challenges faced by employees and managers as they strive to function in the changing environment and the interrelationships between work and society. The development of research, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills are accentuated to examine and discuss the future of work topic.


This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Identify, evaluate and discuss critical aspects and characteristics of the changing nature of work and key contributing factors.

CLO2:  Critique past and present work patterns and explain their relevance to contemporary organisation of work and employment and the implications for management and labour

CLO3: Apply relevant theories to hypothesise on the future of work

CLO4: Identify, evaluate and develop ethical, equitable and socially and culturally responsible solutions to emerging employment relations and human resource challenges

CLO5: Effectively communicate practical and innovative solutions whilst being accountable, responsible and reflective in regard to individual and team learning and professionally appropriate practice.

CO6:  Effectively communicate practical and innovative strategies in relation to career development and professional practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

An enquiry based learning approach in utilised to encourage you to develop intellectual independence, to become a critical and reflective learner, and gain leadership and team building skills.

You will engage with the central readings, guided by thematic topics, and produce individual and group analytical written assessments. You will work to develop a team research enquiry over the semester to predict future work trends. This enquiry will utilise related tools and applications and will explore theory and themes related to the future of 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. Seminars will encourage student participation through group and class discussions generated from student enquiry, readings and questions.

Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course.

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\ Canvas. In addition to topic notes, assessment details and a study schedule, you may also be provided with: links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips; and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. 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.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The course places emphasis on assessments being conducted collectively by team members and maximises peer to peer collaborative learning, therefore reflecting the increased importance of team approaches to managing and resolving business challenges by real world organisations.

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task 1: 15%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 50%

Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 35%

Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6