This subject introduces students to the historical, constitutional and theoretical underpinnings of the current industrial/employment relations environment in Australia and its associated legal frameworks. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the social, economic and political issues that impact on policy and legislative change and how these are played out in the workplace. Students will be introduced to the various legal and policy frameworks and gain an appreciation of their context, development and application. In particular, students will gain an appreciation for the role of the Fair Work Commission and the impact of FWC decisions on the interpretation and implementation of the legislative provisions. The subject also focuses on non legislative, ethical and human centred approaches to resolving industrial issues including negotiation, conflict resolution and advocacy.
School of Management and Marketing
Postgraduate students only
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