Employment and the Law (WORK6116)


This unit of study examines the legal framework with respect to labour relations in Australia. In particular it examines the scope of industrial law, the employment relationship, the Federal-State division of legislative power in industrial relations and the industrial arbitration systems, courts, tribunals, agreements and awards. Current developments in the law and politics of the systems will be referred to throughout the course.

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


presentation (20%), essay (30%), final exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)

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This unit is not available for students enrolled in the Master of Labour Law Relations

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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.