LAWS12071 - Australian Employment Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Regulation of employment laws represents one of the 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" and the introduction by the Australian Labor Party of the Fair Work Act in 1990. The purpose of this unit is to allow students an overview of the common law and legislation which regulates the employment relationship within Australia. Students consider different approaches to regulation from the protective view through to economic rationalism and the libertarian approach. The unit discusses issues around entering into the employment relationship, managing and regulating the relationship and finally, ending the employment relationship.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: 24 credit points of law units

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

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Feedback
The majority of students liked the take home exam arrangement and the intensive mode arrangement.
Recommendation
Retain
Action Taken
Retain
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Some students did not like the timing of the live zoom session (during the day) as they could not attend. **The time was the same as previous years.
Recommendation
Do some of the live Zoom sessions at night subject to timetable clashes with other 2nd year subjects. Alternatively have the sessions on a weekend.
Action Taken
The time was changed to night sessions instead of during the day.
Source: Have your say Survey
Feedback
PPT was used instead of Zoom for the lecture recordings. Some students did not like it. They preferred Zoom.
Recommendation
Will revert back to Zoom for 2020.
Action Taken
Zoom was used for all podcasts.
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Feedback
I normally don't read all of the chapters of the text book. but with the way the assignment was set out. I end up reading the whole text book.
Recommendation
Keep the workbooks for assessment 1
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
Intensive mode is a great way to take on more than two subjects in a term.
Recommendation
Keep intensive mode
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Victoria was thorough and engaging teacher. The tutorials were easier then most to sit through and learn from. To Victoria's credit the course and content was taught in a way that i have developed an active interest in the area.
Recommendation
Keep the authentic style of teaching through real life experiences
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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