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Work Health and Safety Law (LLB372)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SUM-internal
Description Safety is said to be paramount in workplaces of today. This unit centres on managing foreseeable risks and places the primary duty of care on employers. Breach of this duty may constitute a criminal offence and impose liability not just on the employer but extend it to its 'officers'. This unit will examine the current statutory regime, as well as any pending changes to relevant legislation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the main legal issues that arise in occupational health and safety matters
2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of particular legal aspects of occupational health and safety matters
3. Interpret and explain the legal underpinnings to the practical aspects of meeting health and safety requirements at work
4. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the laws regulating health and safety in the workplace
5. Have strengthened and improved your legal research skills
6. Have strengthened and improved your oral presentation skills
7. Have strengthened and improved your legal writing skills
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 24 hours taught intensively in the summer break.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part I units in the LLB, and LLB260/LAW260 Contract.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW372 Law of Occupational Health and Safety may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
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

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
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