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Postgraduate | GRF-EHR708 | 2022

The Purpose and Future of Work

Course information for 2022 intake

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With the changes to the global economy, the way people work is changing. Learn about the likely impacts of automation, outsourcing, knowledge work, collaboration and organisational change. Understand strategies to plan for the future of work.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject, you should be able to:

    1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the major influences that are shaping the future of work like the emerging changes in technology/automation, datafication, digitization, work arrangements and their implications for the workforce, organisations and jobs.

    1.2 Use a range of theoretical perspectives and research to critically evaluate the challenges /opportunities for the future world of work, human capital and HRM strategies.

    1.3 Assess and demonstrate digital literacy / digital communication skills necessary for job readiness for the emerging employment market and integrating the learning with professional development goals.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-EMP-GCE-2022 - Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations


  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2022 - Postgraduate Single Subjects
  • GRF-EMP-MAS-2022 - Master of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2022 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees