Subject details

  • Topics
    • The purpose(s) of employment law
    • The development of employment law in Australia
    • The employment relationship and other types of work arrangements
    • The employment contract
    • Awards and enterprise agreements
    • Employer and employee duties
    • Adverse action, unfair dismissal, and unlawful termination
    • Adverse action, unfair dismissal, and unlawful termination
    • Workplace discrimination, harassment, and bullying
    • Industrial action
    • Occupational health and safety
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject 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 - Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

*** Legislation considered in the subject 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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