This unit focuses on contemporary and emerging challenges in the world of work and employment. Adopting a primarily industrial relations lens, the unit explores the impact of key trends and disruptions (incl. technological advancements, demographical changes, climate change, etc. ) on work and employment in Australia and beyond; assessing the implications for societies, organisations, managers, and workers. The unit engages with the work and employment questions of today and tomorrow and further seeks to develop relevant workplace competencies, including negotiation skills.
1x 1h lecture + 2x 1h workshop
individual reflections (20%); group report (20%); group presentation (10%); individual presentation (10%); final exam (40%)
This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.