School Of Humanities And Languages

Australian Labour HistoryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100248.1

Discipline: HISTORY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Chris Fleming

Equivalent Units
63188 - Labour History: Changing Concepts of Work in Australian History

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit examines the history of work, work relations, workers and workers' organisations in Australia from the time of European settlement. The unit investigates the concept of 'work', both paid and unpaid, voluntary and domestic. The focus is on social and political aspects of paid work, through the development of unionism, politics and arbitration. It also involves an analysis of structured and unstructured volunteer labour and its impact on Australian society.

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