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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vanitha Karean


The unit introduces students to the legal framework within which individual employment relations operate in Malaysia and Australia. Topics include important workplace relations issues like the rights and duties underpinning the contract of employment, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination and occupational health and safety law. Selected International Labour Organisation Conventions are analysed in relation to aspects of current employment protection law and policy.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the legal framework that regulates the relationship between employer and employee in Malaysia and Australia
  • define and analyse the scope of the contract of employment
  • evaluate the nature of rights and duties within the employment relationship
  • discuss the various types of workplace dismissals
  • explain the role and influence of the International Labour Organisation.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTW1200 or equivalent


BTC2720, BTF2991, BTW3241