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BTC3730 - Industrial bargaining and arbitration

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Paula Darvas


Not offered in 2007


Topics include the nature of interstate industrial disputes which can be settled by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; bargaining and certified agreements and Australian Workplace Agreements; subject matter and role of awards and enterprise agreements; parties to awards and agreements; how awards and agreements can be varied and enforced; the position of the non-unionist in the system; unfair dismissals; the use of the labour power, s 51(35) of the Constitution, and other constitutional heads of power in enacting labour relations laws.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Class test (60 minutes plus reading time) or written research assignment subject to lecturer approval (2000 words): 25%
Final Examination (2 hours plus 10 minutes reading time): 75%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week


Any four second-year units