ECON351 Employment Relations

Updated: 26 October 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECON251 or EH247 or EH347
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lucie Newsome (
Unit Description

The unit provides an overview of the employment relationship. After considering the ways in which conflict is explained by the various theoretical perspectives, the unit examines the historical and contemporary roles of the main employment relations actors (the state, unions and management) and the ways in which the interaction of these actors creates and conditions the employment relationship.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand and develop effective arguments concerning industrial relations and related policy issues;
  2. critically appraise references and use information to construct an argument;
  3. effectively research and present in written form various issues in the field of industrial relations and related areas;
  4. critically evaluate the complex interaction between the economy and society; and
  5. identify and outline the role of theory in shaping our understanding of industrial relations.