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MLL342 - Workplace Law

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2021 unit information

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Matthew Lister
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

MLL111

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

MLC309

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2h class + 1h seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

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 capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

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.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

To be able to competently write a case note.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

To critically evaluate the fundamental principles which underpin the laws relating to the workplace.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written assignment 3000 words 40% Week 5
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

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.

Learning Resource

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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