Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Law
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)
CoordinatorProfessor Marilyn Pittard


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The workplace and employment law specialisation provides students with an in-depth knowledge of individual and collective labour law. This specialisation aims to develop knowledge of workplace, employment, discrimination and labour rights law, and to address issues of globalisation and organisational change and the interpretation and operation of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwth).

This specialisation is relevant to both lawyers and non-lawyers. It is relevant to lawyers who already work in the area and to those who aim to work in the workplace field.

For non-lawyers working in law-related fields (including industrial relations practitioners, human resource practitioners, industrial officers, management personnel, policy makers) this specialisation offers a formal course of education to gain an advanced level of knowledge in the global workforce. The topics covered in the diverse units include collective bargaining agreements, individual employment contracts, industrial action, unfair dismissal, modern awards and national employment standards, occupational health and safety, electronic workplace law, international labour law and discrimination in the workplace.


  • LAW7000 Minor thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words)
  • LAW7026 Overview of international human rights law
  • LAW7037 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW7041 Public sector employment law
  • LAW7056 Competition law
  • LAW7071 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW7078 Graduate research paper
  • LAW7083 Law of employee relations
  • LAW7122 Superannuation law and practice
  • LAW7212 Australian legal system (non-law graduates only)
  • LAW7215 Labour law for corporate lawyers
  • LAW7223 Intellectual property
  • LAW7251 Negotiation and mediation skills
  • LAW7278 Comparative competition law
  • LAW7279 Electronic workplace law
  • LAW7304 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW7310 Current issues in workplace law
  • LAW7312 Advanced conflict resolution skills
  • LAW7327 Discrimination law and human rights at work
  • LAW7338 Forward with fairness: New labour law
  • LAW7435 Workplace bargaining and agreements law
  • LAW7436 Australian legal process and research (international students only)
  • LAW7441 Law of workforce management
  • LAW7449 International labour law
  • LAW7456 Minor thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words)
  • LAW7467 Advanced torts
  • LAW7488 Human trafficking and the law
  • LAW7496 Workplace investigations and misconduct

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed on the Monash Law International Study Programs - Prato and MalaysiaMonash Law International Study Programs - Prato and Malaysia ( webpage.

Contact details

Monash University Law Chambers


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 0068 Master of Laws
  • 3382 Master of Workplace and Employment Law