Course Title: Work and Workforce Transformation Trends and Strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work and Workforce Transformation Trends and Strategy

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Dr. Seng Kok

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 283 6223466

Course Coordinator Email: seng.kok@rmit.edu.vn

Course Coordinator Location: Ho Chi Minh City Campus


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None 


Course Description

This course introduces the major social, demographic and technological influences such as the ageing workforce, gig economies and AI led automation of tasks that are reshaping the world of work and the workforce and skills challenges they present for contemporary industries and organisations. Students will be provided the theoretical knowledge to understand the complex relationship between external forces, business strategy, recruitment, retention and training practices and workforce transformation. Students will critically analyse via research and industry examples, short and long term enablers of workforce transformation both internal and external of the organisation.

The course will present current approaches being adopted by employers within Australia and internationally to address skills and workforce development challenges. Students will learn to critically evaluate and recommend potential organisational responses to workforce transformation including assessment of risks, and opportunities and impacts of workforce transformation for employers, workers and the broader workplace and industry environment.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you’ll be able to:

CLO1 Examine the social, demographic and technological influences reshaping the nature of work, workforces and skill needs.

CLO2 Choose and apply different theories to understand the complex relationship between business recruitment, retention and training practices and workforce development and transformation.

CLO3 Critically examine and assess different management strategies to workforce development through research and industry examples.

CLO4 Assess the risks, opportunities and impacts of workforce transformation for employers, workers and the broader workplace and industry environment.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course uses highly structured learning activities to guide your learning process and prepare you for your assessments. The activities are a combination of individual, peer-supported and facilitator-guided activities, and where possible project-led, with opportunities for feedback throughout. 

Authentic and industry-relevant learning is critical to this course and you will be encouraged to use your insights to critically compare and contrast what is happening in your context and in industry.

Social learning is another important component and you are expected to participate in class and group activities, share drafts of work and resources and give and receive peer feedback. You will be expected to work efficiently and effectively with others to achieve outcomes greater than those that you might have achieved alone. 

The learning activities enable you to understand course learning resources and apply that learning to improve your own practice, for example by producing real-world artefacts and engaging in scenarios and case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

Each learning activity contains the core resources, such as videos, podcasts, readings, templates, articles, industry tools and/or communities that you need to complete that activity, or links to those resources. 

Additional learning resources designed into the course, will be clearly marked as supplemental. If your course teaching team finds additional resources during course delivery which they think can support or be of interest to the class cohort, these will be made available as required during the teaching period. 

In your class environment, besides your learning activities you will also find 

  • All assessment briefs 
  • A course information page with a study schedule, 
  • Various communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and facilitators, and to share information 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3