Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Students will be required to prepare a report based on specified readings (up to 100 pages) during the pre-teaching period.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Valerie Francis
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
The construction industry is not only one of the largest employment sectors globally but also one of the most dynamic and complex industrial settings. The industry relies heavily on the skill set of a wide range of workers who are employed within diverse industry settings. This subject investigates the effective management of construction’s most important resource – its people. Overall it explores the importance of human resource management (HRM) in order to develop a high level of consistency between organisational and individual needs.
Note: This subject includes a pre-teaching period. During the pre-teaching period students are expected to complete up to 100 pages of course readings and any other course preparation as outlined on the LMS. The LMS will become available at the commencement of the pre-teaching dates. Pre teaching starts on 27/07/2015
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Assignment involving individual component (due in week 2) and group presentation (from week 3 onwards during teaching period). This involves a critique of readings relating to various labour topics and is equivalent to 1000 words (20%). Each student will work on one topic only and timing of presentation will depend on student topic selection.
Essay equivalent to 2000 words (40%) due in week 6, focussing on a contemporary industrial relations issue within construction employment.
Two hour examination equivalent to 2000 words during week 7 (40%) focussing on a wide range of human resource management issues covered during the course relating the employment of construction workers and construction staff in the construction industry.
A minimum mark of 40% has to be achieved in the examination in order to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
Building Systems and Trade Specialties
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
Research and Development
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