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MLC309 - Employment Law

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Not available for Bachelor of Law students

Unit chair:

V Lambropoulos

Incompatible with: MLL342
Contact hours: 2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit aims to develop in students a critical understanding of the legal principles of Australian employment law. The first part of the unit considers the distinction between employees and contractors, the formation of a contract of employment and the mutual rights and obligations under such a contract and rights on termination. The unit then considers occupational health and safety, workers' compensation and equal opportunity in employment. Finally, the unit examines how rights and obligations at work are determined collectively through awards and enterprise bargaining agreements.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - MCQ test - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Short answer question online test - 20%

Examination 2 hours - 60%

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