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BTX5841 - Human resources management law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Christopher Arup


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the legal principles which underpin contemporary human resource management issues. It includes consideration of such matters as recruitment and selection, contract of employment issues, performance appraisal, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination, termination of employment, remuneration, rewards and employee benefits, employee health and safety and related HRM issues. The unit takes a practical approach to these matters and focuses specifically on practical case studies and decisions of the Courts and Tribunals.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify a wide range of legal issues affecting the human resources practitioner
  • illustrate the practical implications of the law in the area of human resources management by identifying emerging issues in the media, the workplace and the case law
  • apply the legal principles from relevant cases to hypothetical scenarios involving human resources management issues
  • evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (Take home): 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTF5841, BTF9841 and BTX9841

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