The unit provides an integrated overview of the social, legal, psychological, ethical and strategic dimensions of human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations (IR). The learning content develops broad and deep knowledge in a select number of topical HR and IR issues and links these to a real-world context. As such the unit provides students with the essential preparatory knowledge and skills to build an intellectual foundation for the suite of subsequent core and elective units in HRM and IR available in the program.
1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
tutorial facilitation and reflections (20%); final exam (40%); research essay (30%); tutorial attendance (10%)
This is the foundational unit for the graduate Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations program and should be taken in a student's first semester of study.