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BIBM682 – Industrial Relations

Module code
Module title
Industrial Relations
Students will apply knowledge of current Industrial Relations legislation, processes and practices, and understand the relationship of the parties involved.
  • BI1401
  • BI1502
  • BI1504
  • BI1506
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the development of New Zealand's industrial relations in certain areas since 1984.
2. Explain how legislation influences industrial relationships
3. Analyse the real nature of the work relationship by applying relevant law to selected
4. By application of the law, analyse and critically review the formation of selected
employment agreements
5. Analyse the negotiation of an individual employment agreement by way of a case study
6. Explain the impact of industrial law on the resolution of a variety of employment
relationship problems to given situations (including the termination of employment) and
apply relevant legal principles
- Employment relations: nature, interaction with environmental influence and development in
New Zealand
- Collective approaches to employment relations
- Nature and content of the employment agreement
- Bargaining and conflict resolution
- Personal grievances
- Enforcement of employment agreements
- Current issues in employment relations
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods my involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final test of this module. They must also achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all assessments to receive a passing grade for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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