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BTX5060 - The law of employment

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Carolyn Sutherland


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills, and an understanding of the relationship between the common law, statute law and awards and agreements. In this regard, the unit introduces students to the central tenets of the contract of employment including the formation of the contract, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal, confidentiality, restrictive covenants, employee/independent contractor issues and discrimination law.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Research assignment (4000 words): 40%
Take-home examination: 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTX9060, BTG9241