Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (3 contact hours per week). |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Admission to a Masters program in the faculty, or approval of the course coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will explore the changes in the form and nature of work sectors over modern times with an emphasis on the Health, Office and Education sectors. The exploration will show how the form and nature of accommodation has changed in response to various economic, social, cultural and technological factors affecting work and its spatial organisation. The scope of changes in the nature of work will include the theories, models and frameworks that relate to: Changing work practices, including managerial, financial, and organisational structure; Industrial relations; Worker rights; Workplace amenity; Organisational Ecology; Impacts of technological change to workplace practices, including information management, communications, machinery and equipment; Urban development and financial aspects of workplace accommodation procurement, including development incentives and investment and leasing practices.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: discuss the general forces and the social and cultural ideas that have shaped the form and design of workplaces for Health, Offices and Education over the last two Centuries; explain the differences
between functional determinism, new workplaces as vehicles for change versus responses to change; and the proposition that buildings are cultural artefacts and the workplace as a form of human ecology.
On successful completion of this subject, student should have improved the following generic skills:
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