Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Anna Chapman
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
Employment Law is an increasingly complex field of legal regulation. It comprises the common law of contract and several overlapping statutory schemes including principally the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Commonwealth and State equal opportunity legislation, and work health and safety statutes. These different legal frameworks can only be fully understood and appreciated in their industrial, social and political contexts. Those contexts includes dynamic federal-State relations, the tradition of Australian industrial relations with its values of industrial justice, strategic decision-making of industrial associations, and new forms of work organisation.
This subject explores this multifaceted and dense field of employment law in detail, with a focus on the dynamic processes of law-making and intersections between different sources of rights and obligations. Enforcement in the field of employment law poses particular challenges, across the different statutory frameworks, and these matters will also be closely examined.
The principal substantive topics that will be addressed in this subject will include:
This subject will also examine a number of thematic issues, such as non-standard workers, fair treatment at work, work-life balance, freedom of association, employment security and employment law responses to economic downturns.
A student who has successfully completed this subject will have an advanced and integrated understanding of the specialised and cross-disciplinary field of employment law. This includes a deep appreciation of the intersections and specific contexts and histories of each unique regulatory framework that comprises employment law. Students will have obtained specialised skills to:
Through assessment involving an independent research paper, students will have obtained specialised skills in self-directed legal research and in an autonomous and creative production of a substantial piece of legal writing that is thoroughly researched and develops arguments in a highly structured, supported and referenced way, with a high degree of original content.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will have developed:
This subject has a quota of 60 students. Details on quota subject selection are available on the JD website.
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