INR503 Industrial Relations Practice (8)

This subject focuses on the processes, practices and procedures in Australian industrial relations. Building on the institutional and theoretical foundations of the industrial relations system, students critically examine a range of interventions used in professional practice. The learning strategy in this subject emphasises the connections between theory, research and practice, and students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills in conducting industrial relations processes that support business goals.

Availability

Session 3 (90)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INR503. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in INR502.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the role of the IR practitioner, and describe the practical elements and application of industrial relations within the context of the current Australian workplace;
  • be able to critically analyse an organisation's approach to industrial relations and make recommendations for improvement in order to demonstrate how the effective use of industrial relations practice will attribute to an organisation's competitive advantage;
  • be able to compare and contrast organisational approaches to enterprise negotiations and to be able to make recommendations to facilitate agreement in a timely and amicable manner;
  • be able to evaluate tribunal practices and procedures and to make recommendations regarding preparation for presentation before a tribunal;
  • be able to develop grievance and dispute procedures and reflect on the importance of following due process in all areas of industrial relations; and
  • be able to demonstrate the benefits of effective communication and transparency within the workplace and the affect of this on industrial relations.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Role of the industrial relations practitioner and the place of the industrial relations function in the organisation
  • Industrial Relations objectives and planning, which includes negotiating, bargaining and collective agreements (union and non-unionism)
  • Industrial Relations practices and procedures which includes recruitment and promotion, grievance, dispute and procedural fairness, discipline and dismissal procedures as well as redundancy
  • Industrial Relations Problem Solving
  • Industrial Advocacy and Procedures
  • Internal and External Communications

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: April 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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