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HDS210 - Diversity At Work

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kevin Murfitt



Contact hours:

Campus: Average of 3 hours per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit aims to provide students with an ecological framework with which to explore values and practices that promote diverse and inclusive workplaces. Students will be provided with information on models of best practice with particular emphasis placed on two groups traditionally marginalised from employment: older workers and those who have a disability.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: demographic trends and implications for employment, diversity and organisations of choice, strategies for promoting organisational diversity, the concept of work ability and its importance for an ageing workforce, strategies for promoting work ability, equal opportunity, discrimination, multidimensional approach to assessment, transition to employment, job-match, person-environment fit and program-environment fit and strategies that promote employer satisfaction with employees who have a disability.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Mor Barak, M. E. (2005). Managing diversity: Toward a globally inclusive workplace.CA: Sage Publications.

Deakin University. (2011). Diversity at work: Study guide. Geelong: Deakin University.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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