Develops a knowledge of employment law, industrial law and industrial relations relevant for legal advisers and law in relation to the Federal jurisdictions and legal issues involving both the employer and employee are discussed.
Part 1: The law of work
Topic 1 Introduction - The law of work in context
Topic 2 The Australian Industrial Relations System
Part 2: Employment law
Topic 3 The subject of the law of work
Topic 4 The limits of the contract of employment
Topic 5 Employment rights and responsibilities
Topic 6 Enforcing rights and responsibilities
Part 3: Workplace standards & rights
Topic 7 Work standards
Topic 8 Security at work
Topic 9 Security from dismissal
Part 4: Bargaining
Topic 10 Bargaining and disputes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||evaluate the influence of economic, political, social and cultural factors on the continuing development of the industrial relations system.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||critically analyse the principles and policies underlying the Australian Industrial Relations system.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||explain and evaluate the legal framework of the Australian Industrial Relations system, including key legislative and common law principles;||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the legal issues and obligations involved in the employment relationship and in industrial disputes and apply the laws accurately to these.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Students must acquire or have regular access to the prescribed text: Owens, R, Riley, J & Murray, J, 2011, The Law of Work, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195568813.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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