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Workplace Law (BSL202)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examines the legal relationship between an employer and employee in Australia. It begins with a study of the individual contract of employment focusing on the common law rights and duties of employers and employees, and then proceeds to take an overview of relevant federal legislation. A particular interest is taken in minimum standards, regulation of collective bargaining, industrial action, dismissal and work health and safety.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. explain the legal nature of employment relationships
2. describe the legal rights and obligations of Australian employers and employees
3. identify legal issues in employment relationships
4. use problem solving skills and apply Australian employment legislation and case law to resolve legal issues
5. critique the reform of employment law
6. analyse legal issues by reference to contemporary information about employment law.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per week over 12 weeks. This teaching pattern is applicable for offerings at Murdoch South Street and Dubai. In Kaplan Singapore, the teaching pattern will be 4 hours per fortnight over 12 weeks.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences There is a weekly lecture and tutorial and the online Learning Management System is used to facilitate student learning. The approach to learning in this unit requires students to prepare for each session in advance, to participate in experiential learning exercises, discussions, and other activities during sessions.
External students will be required to participate online. Most sessions will include a recorded lecture component which will be available for downloading.
Other Learning Experiences Online learning experiences
Assessment An assignment, mid semester test and exam.
Prerequisites nil
Exclusions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Law (LLB), OR who have successfully completed BUS228 Employment Law, BSL228/BUS228 Workplace Law or LAW363 Employment Relations Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Business Law
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Natalie van der Waarden
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6018
e: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.028 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Natalie van der Waarden
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6018
e: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.028 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus

Ms Kathleen Yeoh
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Kathleen.Yeoh@murdoch.edu.au

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