Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • Sources
    • The Individual Employment Relationship
    • Termination of Employment
    • Modern Awards
    • Collective Bargaining and Enterprise Agreements
    • Industrial Action
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

On completion of the subject, students will be able to:

  1. identify the way in which Australian workplace relations laws are shaped by the constitutional powers of the Commonwealth
  2. apply the creation, incidents and termination of the individual employment contract
  3. apply statutory employment standards
  4. apply the different means of setting and maintaining minimum working conditions, including the operation and enforcement of awards and agreements
  5. critique the policy behind and operation of laws concerning industrial action
  6. critique the development of Australian labour law in an international context.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Paper (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the individual employment relationship and collective labour relations. Topics will include the development of Australian labour law and the constitutional framework; international influences on the development of labour law; the National Employment Standards; modern awards; enterprise agreements; the regulation of trade unions and the regulation of industrial action and industrial disputes.

Related degrees