Course Title: Manage industrial relations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: BUSM6407C
Course Title: Manage industrial relations
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course applies to individuals with a well established, sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and industrial relations who are proficient in using a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.
They may or may not have responsibility for supervising the work of others but are authorised to oversee industrial relations in the organisation. However they will have knowledge of current industrial relations trends and legislation.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWRK509A Manage industrial relations
1. Develop industrial relations strategies/policies
1.1. Analyse strategic plans and operational plans to determine long-term industrial relations objectives
2. Implement industrial relations strategies/policies and plans
2.1. Develop an implementation plan and contingency plan for the industrial relations strategies/policies
3. Manage negotiations, conflict and disputes
3.1. Train individuals in conflict management techniques/procedures
Thiscourse delivers the skills and knowledge required to manage industrial relations matters within an organisation, with day to day involvement.
It includes strategic planning and policy development for industrial relations as well as negotiation, conflict management and dispute resolution.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will study concepts and applications pertaining to managing industrial relations in seminar sessions, tutorial and through prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation and analysis of appropriate real world and simulated environments
Topic 1 - Introduction - Week 1 - 2 (8th July - 21st July)
- How the unit works
- Assessment overview
- Tasks for week 1 - 2
- Workshop preview
- Start your Learning Plan - Review "Interactive Learning Plan for C5302"
Topic 2 - IR Strategic Management - Weeks 3 - 7 - 22nd July to 25th Aug
- Determine long term IR objectives
- Analyse current performance and evaluate options for IR management
- Establish IR strategies/policies
- Identify knowledge and skills required to implement strategies/policies
Topic 3 - How to Implement IR strategies and policies - Week 8 - 12 START 26th Aug - 6th Oct (MID SEMESTER BREAK 2nd Sep - 9th Sep (NO CLASSES)
- Develop an implementation plan
- Arrange training in accordance with TNA
- Get agreement for implementation
- Document and communicate procedures for addressing grievances and conflict
Topic 4 - Managing Industrial Relations Week 13 - 14 - 7th Oct - 20th Oct.
- Manage negotiations, conflict and disputes
- Train individuals in conflict management techniques
- Reference legal requirements and other information sources to clarify issues in dispute
- Negotiate, advocate the organisation’s position and obtain agreement
- Document and implement agreements
Conclusion and Review - Week 15 -16 - 21st Oct - 10th November
Some samples are below: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/Templatesformschecklists/Unlawful-discrimination-self-assessment-checklist.pdf
This site has a range of information, fact sheets and self-assessment tools for organisations to assist them in managing Industrial Relations
http://www.fairwork.gov.au/Templatesformschecklists/Unlawful-discrimination-self-assessment-checklist.pdf http://www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/pages/default.aspx http://www.vic.gov.au/employment-workplace/industrial-relations/industrial-relations-policy.html (or relevant State/Territory alternative)
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Assessment 1 - Open Book test (20%) -Evaluation by open book of key learning and understanding from previous weeks
Assessment 2 - Individual presentation (35%) - An Individual presentation to the class on the project you have identified for your final written report. The project will be based on a simulated /real workplace issue and your proposals for overcoming problems identified and how your outcomes and proposals relate to the business and learning material. The presentation can be by Powerpoint, Handouts or other agreed methods.
Assessment 3 - Written report (45%)- Written report using business writing format/methodology relevant to subject matter - Min 1500 words
Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.
Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard. or by arrangement with teacher.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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