Policies and Issues in HRM and ER

Subject MGMT90014 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: Entry into the Master of Human Resource Management, the Master of Management or Master of Applied Commerce (HRM).
Corequisites: None
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 subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Prof Christina Cregan


Graduate School of Business and Economics
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670
Online Enquiries
Web: www.gsbe.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The subject covers issues of contemporary importance and topics may include Aboriginal people, the opportunities for young people, women in the labour market, immigrant workers, streetworkers and textile outworkers.
This subject examines controversial policies and issues in HRM and ER. It offers an alternative perspective.


On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Describe the major policies and issues in the contemporary employment relationship, the goals and activities of its principal parties, and the structural and institutional changes that have occurred in recent years;
  • Analyse the main theories and models related to these policies and issues;
  • Analyse and synthesise these theories and evaluate their usefulness in relation to HRM and ER.
  • One 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)
  • Assignment(s) not exceeding 5000 words (50%)
Prescribed Texts: Disk of readings available from lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral and written communication;
  • Application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking;
  • Synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information;
  • Use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources;
  • Receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (Human Resource Management)
Master of Applied Commerce (Management)
Master of Management

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