2021 unit information
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Last updated: 4 June 2021
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2h class + 1h seminar per week
2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week
The unit aims to equip students to navigate the broad range of laws relating to work relationships in Australian law. The unit considers common law and legislation on both state and federal levels. The syllabus includes reasons for and means of regulating the work relationship; distinguishing the employment relationship at common law; the formation and contents of the contract of employment, including employer and employee duties; occupational health and safety and workers' compensation; rights and obligations on termination of employment; employment discrimination; the constitutional bases for federal employment legislation; the federal industrial relations system; the regulation of unions; and rights and obligations regarding industrial action.
To be able to confidently read and understand an piece of legislation and be able to apply the correct provisions to an unfamiliar fact problem.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
To understand the design and content of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and be able to apply the correct provisions to an unfamiliar fact problem.
To be able to competently write a case note.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO6: Self-management
To critically evaluate the fundamental principles which underpin the laws relating to the workplace.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL342 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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