Practical Employment Law - 2018

Unit summary

BLW33

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,368.00
HECS 1,368.00
International 1,618.00

This unit covers contracts of employment, enterprise and individual bargaining laws, and federal and state legislation dealing with industrial laws.

*** Legislation considered in the unit will include the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA), and the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA). ***

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain and discuss legal concepts and principles relating to employment and industrial law, using web-based technologies to assist sourcing those legal concepts and principles
  2. analyse and interpret relevant legislation and case law relating to employment law and industrial law
  3. analyse ethical issues arising from employment law
  4. communicate employment law concepts effectively in written activities using clear, concise and appropriate language.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The purpose(s) of employment law
2The development of employment law in Australia
3The employment relationship and other types of work arrangements
4The employment contract
5Awards and enterprise agreements
6Employer and employee duties
7Adverse action, unfair dismissal, and unlawful termination
8Adverse action, unfair dismissal, and unlawful termination
9Workplace discrimination, harassment, and bullying
10Industrial action
11Occupational health and safety

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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