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WORK6115: Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work

2024 unit information

This unit examines the ways in which organisations manage a heterogeneous workforce and the legal and ethical issues associated with the management of workforce diversity. While drawing on international literature in the field, the primary focus is on the Australian experience, including the so-called 'program' approach and the complaint mechanism found in the anti-discrimination statutes. As well as encouraging the development of diagnostic and prescriptive skills in diversity management, students also have the opportunity to develop a critical perspective on the growing literature in this field.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Work and Organisational Studies

Code WORK6115
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate mastery of key D and I theories and concepts addressed in the course, and the ability to draw on examples to illustrate business knowledge in D and I
  • LO2. demonstrate mastery of relevant knowledge and ability to question existing conventional wisdom and practice, and apply relevant theories, concepts, and examples in insightful ways to substantiate claims, and also demonstrate the ability to evaluate the D and I space - by questioning, assessing, and responding independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions, and debates within D and I practice
  • LO3. apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems surrounding D and I, and use evidence and findings generated, to formulate strategically appropriate solutions/analyses to core debates in D and I, and also synthesise major arguments and perspectives, substantiate claims by providing appropriate breadth and depth of examples/evidence, and reference material (primary and secondary source material), and propose and justify appropriate response to questions/problems
  • LO4. develop a persuasive argument/negotiation/outcome through a written and verbal communication strategy, and communicate solutions appropriately, based on audience, and to a professional standard
  • LO5. debate, discuss, and solve problems by working in teams: that is, display capable team leadership skills and team collaboration skills
  • LO6. consider and deliver on ethical and social justice issues underscoring D and I debates and solutions.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive September 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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