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HDS210 - Diversity At Work

Year:2020 unit information
Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Kevin Murfitt
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Average of 3 hours per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 2 hour classes (recordings provided) and 10 x 1 hour online seminars

Content

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, job and work analysis and strategies that promote employer confidence with employees who have a disability.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Develop an understanding of the impact of demographic changes in the workplace.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Argue how discrimination law can contribute to equal opportunity in the workplace.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Understand and or apply theoretical strategies to manage workplace diversity.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Learn practical approaches to diversity management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Read and evaluate original articles.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO6

Write clearly and coherently.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Fortnightly collection and analysis of media article 5 fortnights, 160 words each 5 x 4% - Total 20%
  • Weeks 4
Assessment 2: Weekly quiz 10 quizzes 10 x 2% - Total 20%
  • Week 2 - 11 
Assessment 3: Assignment 1,200 words 30%
  • Week 9
Assessment 4: Assignment 1,200 words 30%  

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HDS210 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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