Labour Law and Relations

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Labour Law and Relations

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment
Candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of law elective units of study, for candidates with a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of law elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; and
(iii) 24 credit points of elective units of study from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies.

2014 Core Units of Study

Candidates without a law degree from a common law jurisdicton must undertake LAWS6252 prior to or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
LAWS6071
Labour Law
6    A MLLR students must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System (core) as well as this unit before undertaking the labour law elective units


The unit is compulsory for students enrolled in the MLLR. However, the requirement to take this unit may be waived upon application to the Program Coordinator if the student can demonstrate proficiency in the unit objectives gained through completing a recent undergraduate law unit in labour law or work experience. Credit will not be granted for WORK6116 Employment and the Law and completion of this unit will not be sufficient to obtain an exemption from this MLLR compulsory unit.
Int March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


International students who are required to enrol in this unit must undertake classes during the first week of their study. Health Law and Public Health students should enrol in LAWS6881 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals in lieu of LAWS6252, if available. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. Students must attend all classes on the timetabled dates as prescribed for their enrolled session/group. An Absent Fail grade may be granted to students who fail to attend the correct session/group.
Int April
Int August
Int March
Int Sept

2014 Elective Law Units of Study

LAWS6039
Discrimination in the Workplace
6   

MLLR students may enrol in this unit before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law
Int October
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is not a skills unit and students will not be trained as negotiators or mediators. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int July
LAWS6937
Employment Law Advocacy
6    A law degree or, with permission of the Program Coordinator, LAWS6013 Advanced Employment Law
Int May
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2)
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6022
Internatl & Comparative Labour Law
6      Int August
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and, for MLLR students, LAWS6071
Int Sept
LAWS6821
Mediation - Skills and Theory
6    N LAWS6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolling in this unit need to commit themselves to attending all classes. The skills learning takes place in class and skills are built incrementally from the beginning to the end of the unit. Students cannot catch up on elements they have missed by doing reading outside class - they must participate in all scheduled sessions. If students have a problem with attendance, they should postpone enrolling or transfer to another unit by the relevant census date. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int November
LAWS6122
Workplace Bargaining
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071
Semester 1
LAWS6305
Workplace Investigations
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size.
Int April
LAWS6096
Work Safety
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree (GradDipPubHL and MLLR students) and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)
Int February

2014 Elective Units of Study offered by the Discipline of Work & Organisational Studies.

WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Semester 1a
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6      Semester 1b
WORK6018
International Industrial Relations
6      Semester 1a
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807, ECOF6090
Semester 2
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 2
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030, ECOF6040
Semester 1
WORK6115
Managing Diversity at Work
6      Semester 1a
WORK6117
Managing HR and Knowledge Systems
6      Semester 2
LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction
N LAWS6857, LAWS3068, LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Students must register their attendance before enrolling. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit conditional on (i) students must write an essay that focuses on a development topic and (ii) that topic being pre-approved by the Unit Coordinator. To register, please visit the Shanghai Winter School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/shanghai/ Registration enquiries law.offshore@sydney.edu.au Enrolment enquiries law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Int November
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N ECOF6110, CLAW6028


Core unit for the MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2b
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2a
WORK5002
People, Work and Employment
6   

Foundation Unit for MHRM&IR
Semester 1
Semester 2a
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Winter Main
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6034
Talent Management
6    P minimum of 36 credit points
N WORK6031


Capstone unit for the Master of HRM&IR.
Semester 1b
Semester 2
WORK6119
The Innovative Firm
6      Semester 1a

Course rules

 

Master of Labour Law and Relations


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

JC004

Master of Labour Law and Relations

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the degree requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Laws with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in human resource management, industrial relations or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Labour Law and Relations. To qualify for the award of the Master of Labour Law and Relations, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of law elective units of study, for candidates with a law background; or
(b)
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of law elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; and
(c)
24 credit points of elective units of study from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies.

6 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.