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WORK6115: Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work

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.

Code WORK6115
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6

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.