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BTG9241 - Employment law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Anne O'Rourke


Gippsland First semester 2008 (Off-campus)


Topics include introduction to the common law and legislation which controls the management of staff; instruction in the law affecting pre-contractual considerations for employment contracts, anti-discrimination law, selection, recruitment and termination of staff; workplace health and safety; industrial relations commissions and other legal fora, union relationships, industrial action; tortious liability of management; suspension and stand down.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • extend their knowledge and comprehension of the legal framework governing workplace relations in Australia
  • evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of employment law issues through the application of legal principles to a range of hypothetical scenarios
  • identify and analyse current issues involving legal regulation of the workplace


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%



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