Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2012 (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:

  1. describe the legal framework that regulates the relationship between employer and employee in Malaysia and Australia
  2. define and analyse the scope of the contract of employment
  3. evaluate the nature of rights and duties within the employment relationship
  4. discuss the various types of workplace dismissals
  5. 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


Students must have passed BTG1200 or BTW1200 before undertaking this unit.


BTC2720, BTF2991, BTG2241, BTW3241