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LAW7327 - Workplace anti-discrimination law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Dr Diane Sisely / Ms Joanna Betteridge


Not offered in 2007


This unit studies anti-discrimination law in the workplace and equal opportunity in employment at federal and state levels. Topics to be studied include:


Upon completion of this unit, students should have acquired:

  1. Knowledge of the law relating to anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and harassment at federal level in Australia and an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical bases underpinning the legislation.

  1. Knowledge of the role of state laws in anti-discrimination;

  1. Knowledge of the operation in practice of the law of anti-discrimination and an ability to apply the law to workplace anti-discrimination problems.

  1. An understanding of the current and potential issues facing anti-discrimination law and practice in Australia, informed where relevant by international developments.


One research assignment (3,750 words): 50% One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%, In appropriate cases determined by the lecturer where a student has experience in the practice of anti-discrimination law, assessment may be one research assignment (7,500 words) for 100% of the marks.

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester regardless of the mode of offering


Students who havesuccessfully completed LAW7129 Law and Discrimination are prohibited from undertaking this unit.