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WORK3206: Workplace Law and Regulation

This unit of study examines the regulatory framework that exists around paid work in Australia. It examines the development of employee and employer rights and responsibilities through the employment contract and labour law. It focuses on both individual and collective regulation of work in Australia paying particular attention to the industrial sphere, as well as discrimination and termination of employment. Both the aim and purpose of industrial regulation and the impact of this regulation on workplace relations is analysed.

Code WORK3206
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of at least 48 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and apply the salient rights and obligations imposed on employers and employees
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the development of these rights and obligations
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between different spheres of regulation
  • LO4. recognise how these regulatory spheres impact on the management of labour
  • LO5. demonstrate the ability to read and write in a critical, academically-appropriate fashion
  • LO6. explain current issues in the regulation of employment, as reported in the media and in public policy debates, and their implications
  • LO7. demonstrate analytical skills and an ability to organise, understand and articulate arguments about regulation of work in written and verbal communication
  • LO8. locate relevant and current reading, data and research
  • LO9. work collaboratively to address complex problems related to the application of employment laws.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.