Regulation at Work (WORK2227)


This unit of study examines the regulatory framework that exists around paid work in Australia. It examines the development of employee and employer rights and responsibilities through the employment contract and labour law. It focuses on both individual and collective regulation of work in Australia paying particular attention to the industrial sphere, as well as health and safety and discrimination. Both the aim and purpose of industrial regulation and the impact of this regulation on workplace relations is analysed.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week


Case study (30%), Seminar presentation (20%), Seminar participation (10%), Exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of Junior units of study including WORK1003


WORK2207 or WORK2208

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.