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WORK3600: IR and HRM in Practice

This capstone unit bridges the gap between theory and practice in human resource management and employment relations by integrating knowledge and consolidating key skills developed across the major. It aims to provide students with practical experience in identifying, analysing, and solving contemporary business problems. The unit covers critical issues and builds skills in negotiation and influence, managing in a diverse environment, implementing practices to enhance diversity, equality and inclusion and building sustainable organisations. It contextualises this material in relation to the self, the organisation and institutions. Much of this unit is dedicated to a problem-based/experiential approach to learning. Students ensure their career-readiness by demonstrating their ability to apply concepts, theories, frameworks, methodologies, and skills to authentic problems and challenges faced in the field of human resource management and employment relations.

Code WORK3600
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Students commencing from 2018: completion of at least 120 credit points including WORK1003 and WORK1004 and WORK2203 and WORK2205. Pre-2018 continuing students: completion of at least 120 credit points including WORK2203 and WORK2205
Assumed knowledge:
All other requirements for the major or program associated with this capstone must be completed prior to or concurrently with (if enrolment rules permit) this unit of study. Capstones must be completed at the University of Sydney Business School only.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge of industrial relations (IR) and human resource (HR) to real life scenarios
  • LO2. assess IR and HR data, and relate to IR and HR theories, principles, processes and practices to resolve contemporary work-force challenges
  • LO3. respond to the complexities and time pressures of the contemporary workplace
  • LO4. manage competing demands and prioritise work within a team-based context
  • LO5. communicate effective solutions to industrial relations and human resource problems
  • LO6. translate theoretic and foundational industrial relations and human resource knowledge to feed into organisational discussions around mission, values, strategies and operations
  • LO7. evaluate and reflect upon individual and team performance, solutions and actions, including feedback received from industry practitioners and academic experts.