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LAW7406 - Employment and industrial relations practice

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.063 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Danny Robinson


City Term 2 2007 (On-campus)
City Trimester 2 2007 (Online)
City Trimester 3 2007 (On-campus)


This subject is concerned with the rights and obligations of parties to employment contracts. The skills which will be developed are those relating to legal research and analysis, awareness and use of learning strategies, oral and written communication and negotiation and mediation. The values to be addressed relate to the recognition and resolution of ethical conflicts and awareness of personal values


The primary objective is that those who have successfully completed the Diploma course, of which this subject is a part, will have the broad knowledge, skills and ethical awareness to undertake legal practice. Students who have successfully completed this subject will have acquired the following competencies:

  1. practice fields: through learning and developing the skills summarised below, and gaining experience in the application of those skills in the field of this subject, students will have improved their competence to practise in any chosen specific field or fields of law and pratice;
  2. skills: in particular, students will have learned and developed the skills set out in the Course Description for the Diploma relating to - learning strategies, research, analysis and writing; oral communication and inter-personal relationships; negotiation and advocacy; practice management and accounts; and hanmdling ethics and values;
  3. personal development: students will have enhanced their broad and critical understanding of knowledge already gained, and their intellectual and social skills, in order to encourage and enable a continuing professional approach to work, community responsibilities and personal development


On-campus - Regular feedback will be provided to students on written exercises and oral presentation such as letter of advice to client and presentation of application for unfair dismissal. Two written assessments: 50% each. Competence will be assessed according to the grades of "Merit", "Pass" or "Fail".

Contact hours

Intensive - 27 hours per week for 2 weeks