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Human Resource Management Law (MBL501)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is about law relevant to the recruitment, performance and termination of employment relationships in Australia. It investigates the legal relationship between an employer and employee. Coverage of federal legislation is a focus, with a study of contractual rights and obligations, legislated minimum standards, awards,enterprise bargaining and dismissal.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Explain the legal nature of employment relationships
2. Describe particular legal rights and obligations of Australian employees and employers
3. Identify legal issues in employment relationships
4. Resolve employment related legal issues by using problem solving skills, with case law and legislation
5. Critically analyse contemporary information about employment relationships
6. Critique reform of law relating to employment relationships
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 2 hours per week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences 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. Seminars and online learning is used to facilitate student learning.
Assessment Assessment for this unit includes an assignment, final exam
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course
Exclusions Students who have completed MBS501 Human Resource Management Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS501
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
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.


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