Course Title: Manage employee relations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5376 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Manage employee relations

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Contact: Suzanne Maugeri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1466

Course Contact Email: suzanne.maugeri@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage employee and industrial relations matters in an organisation. It involves developing and implementing employee and industrial relations policies and plans and managing conflict resolution negotiations.

It applies to those who are authorised to oversee industrial relations and manage conflict and grievances in an organisation. They will have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and industrial relations as well as current knowledge of industrial relations trends and legislation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRK510 Manage employee relations

Elements:

1. Develop employee and industrial relations policies and plans

2. Implement employee relations policies and plans

3. Manage negotiations to resolve conflict


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to manage employee and industrial relations matters in an organisation. It involves developing and implementing employee and industrial relations policies and plans and managing conflict resolution negotiations.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • analyse organisational documentation to determine long-term employee relations objectives and current employee relations performance
  • collaborate with others to develop and review industrial relations policies and plans
  • develop implementation and contingency plans for industrial relations policies
  • identify the skills and knowledge needed to implement the plan and organise training and development for self and staff
  • document and communicate strategies and procedures for eliminating and dealing with grievances and disputes
  • train others in conflict-resolution techniques
  • manage industrial relations conflicts, including advocating the organisation’s position during negotiations and documenting, implementing and following up agreements.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • explain relevant industrial relations legislation or regulations
  • summarise enterprise and workplace bargaining processes
  • summarise key entities in the current Australian industrial relations system, including courts and tribunals, trade unions and employer bodies
  • identify sources of expert advice.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.