The primary purpose of this undergraduate unit is to build upon concepts and knowledge taught in the Foundations of Management unit. This unit provides an overview of the complexity of the Australian industrial relations system, from its historical context to the future direction of industrial relations. Students will be encouraged to further develop their understanding of the complexities of organisations. It covers both industrial relations and organisational theories and behaviours including important issues, processes, strategies and tactics useful to industrial relations practitioners, organisational managers, leaders and followers. It is assumed that students have completed MAN105 Introduction to Management. MAN105 introduces students to the historical and contemporary role of industrial relations by examining the main theoretical perspectives and differences between employment relations and industrial relations.
PRESCRIBED TEXT -EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS 4TH EDITION