|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal theory or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr J Howe
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides a detailed overview of the legal regulation of work relationships in Australia, in an industrial, social and political context. Historical and theoretical perspectives are used. The subject examines how work relationships are regulated through a contractual paradigm, as well as through statutory regimes designed to ensure the fair and non-discriminatory treatment of workers, and reasonably safe work practices. Also examined are key aspects of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth), which sets minimum employment conditions and regulates awards and workplace agreement-making, including the significant ‘Work Choices' amendments enacted in late 2005. Topics include:
|Assessment:||A 5,000 word research essay (100%) due at the end of the semester) OR a final open-book examination three hours (100%). All students are required to complete a work-book containing answers to class problems by the final week of semester (hurdle requirement).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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