Current Trends in Work and Employment

Subject MGMT30014 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

MKTG20010 Managing Conflict in the Workplace or MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour or MGMT20004 Human Resource Management or MULT10008 Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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:


to be advised.

Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the main theoretical, empirical and policy issues associated with the restructuring of work and employment in contemporary industrialised societies. Topics will include theories of work and employment restructuring; the impact of information technology on employment; the rise of the 'service economy' and part-time work; precarious forms of employment, including casual work, homeworking, and teleworking; the intensification of work; the decline of the 'male breadwinner' model of employment and household; women's employment patterns and preferences; the implications of work restructuring for employment regulation and income distribution; labour market institutions and economic performance; flexibility and deregulation; and skill formation and training provision.

Learning Outcomes:

Information not available.


A 2-hour examination (60%) and assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%).

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; application of theory to practice; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; interpretation and analysis; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: team work; use of computer software.

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