The issues surrounding the regulation of employment in Australia represents one of the last significant areas of policy difference between the major political parties in Australia. Consequently, both parties have instituted major legislative reform in this area in the last 10 years resulting in the coalition's “Work Choices" in the introduction by the Australian Labor Party of the Fair Work Act in 1990. The purpose of this course is to allow students an overview of the common law and legislation which regulates the employment relationship within Australia. You will consider different approaches to the issues around the regulation of employment from the protective view through to economic rationalism and the libertarian approach. The course allows you to consider issues around the constitutional framework for employment law, the creation of the employment contract, employment conditions including enterprise agreements and occupational health and safety as well as termination of employment and issues around collective-bargaining.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||25%|
|2. Presentation and Written Assessment||25%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.22% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
All law courses are accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. Information regarding the new course will be provided for noting.
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|5 - Team Work||•|
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