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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Anne O'Rourke


Legal implications of staff management decisions, individual employer-employee relationship, contract of employment, termination law including unfair dismissals, health and safety law in the workplace, vicarious liability agreements, awards and industrial action, constitutional considerations and discrimination law.


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 (3 hours, open-book): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Anne O'Rourke

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTW1200 or equivalent


BTF2991, BTW2241