Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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)


  • 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.


For the most up-to-date list of units available in 2015 by specialisation refer to the faculty's Postgraduate unitsPostgraduate units ( information webpage.

  • LAW5080 Australian legal system*
  • LAW5081 Australian legal process and research**
  • LAW5082 Masters research
  • LAW5083 Minor thesis (6 points)
  • LAW5084 Minor thesis (12 points)
  • LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law
  • LAW5307 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW5309 Public sector employment law
  • LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW5319 Law of employee relations
  • LAW5322 Superannuation law and practice
  • LAW5337 Labour law for corporate lawyers
  • LAW5340 Intellectual property
  • LAW5344 Negotiation and mediation skills
  • LAW5351 Comparative competition law
  • LAW5352 Electronic workplace law
  • LAW5356 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW5358 Current issues in workplace law
  • LAW5360 Advanced conflict resolution skills
  • LAW5370 Discrimination law and human rights at work
  • LAW5374 Forward with fairness: New labour law
  • LAW5390 Workplace bargaining and agreements law
  • LAW5393 Law of workforce management
  • LAW5398 International labour law
  • LAW5407 Current issues in torts law
  • LAW5424 Human trafficking and the law
  • LAW5430 Advanced evidence and proof in litigation
  • LAW5432 Workplace investigations and misconduct
  • LAW5443 Language, communication and the legal process

* Non-law graduates only.

** International students only.

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

Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor (Director, Graduate Studies)


or for general enquiries


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • L5001 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • L6004 Master of Laws
  • L6007 Master of Workplace and Employment Law