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BX3118 - Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This course covers the main elements of employment and labour law, key issues and emerging questions. In particular, the course deals with: Common law employment contract; restraint of trade; duties of good faith of employers and employees; enterprise bargaining; National Employment Standards and the No Disadvantage Test; Industrial Relations Commission and The Australian Fair Pay Commission; Trade Union Law (freedom of association and strikes); unfair dismissal; the Constitutional challenge into work choices; and the new employment reforms aligned with co-operative federalism and Fair Work Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • research and critically analyse information from appropriate diverse sources;
  • communicate and apply stature and common law to fact situations;
  • investigate and describe how changes in the law impact on the workplace;
  • differentiate law from politics.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: BU1112 OR BU2111 OR BU1812


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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