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MGT3006 Employment Relations

Short Description: Employment Relations
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080309 - Industrial Relations
Grading basis : Graded


Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3006 if MGT2006 has been previously completed.

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to comprehend the complexity and critical nature of the industrial environment on the human resource function within the organisation. Employment relations constructs provide the basis of the organisational regulatory environment. The employment relations skills required by business owners, managers and human resource professionals are important for maintaining a sound approach to managing workers and maintaining best practice within the organisation, particularly where meeting industrial regulations is crucial. Through critical examination, students will be able to acquire an in-depth knowledge of this environment which enables them, in practice, to manage the complex and inherently political nature of this environment. Concepts explored in the course include agreement making, the causes of industrial conflict, the role of trade unions and employer associations, IR legislation, negotiation, managing workforce diversity, and recent developments in the organisation of work. It is recommended that students have a developed understanding of basic human resource and organisational behaviour theory prior to commencing this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online