Labour Law and Relations

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 University of Sydney Law School prior to enrolment
Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of compulsory core units of study and a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study, for students with a law background; or
(ii) 18 credit points of compulsory core units of study and a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study, for students without a law background; and
(iii) for all students, a minimum of 24 credit points from the Sydney Law School.

Compulsory Core

Students without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake LAWS6252 prior to or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
LAWS6071
Labour Law
6    A MLLR students must either have a law degree or 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
N LAWS5146


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. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881 and law graduates from a common law jurisdiction


This unit must be completed prior to commencing other elective units. It is important to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to undertake this unit. If you have missed the enrolment deadline or unable to enrol in the unit in Sydney Student https://sydneystudent.sydney.edu.au/sitsvision/wrd/SIW_LGN, please contact law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October

Core

LAWS6013
Advanced Employment Law

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive June
LAWS6039
Discrimination in the Workplace
6   

MLLR students may enrol in this unit before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law, but must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6130
Dispute Resolution in Australia
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size. Priority will be given to students who are currently completing a Sydney Law School master's degree or graduate diploma. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html.
Intensive May
LAWS6937
Employment Law Advocacy
6    A Available to law graduates only. Students who have previously completed LAWS6013 Advanced Employment Law may also enrol with permission of the Program Coordinator.


Students who have previously completed LAWS6013 Advanced Employment Law may also enrol with permission of the Program Coordinator. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive June
LAWS6022
International and Comparative Labour Law

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Intensive May
WORK6018
International Industrial Relations
6      Intensive May
LAWS6816
Labour Law in the Global Economy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6344
Work, Care and Gender

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6122
Workplace Bargaining

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A LAWS6252 and LAWS6071


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive August
LAWS6305
Workplace Investigations
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 Labour Law (MLLR students)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size. Priority will be given to students who are currently completing a Sydney Law School master's degree or graduate diploma. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html.
Intensive November

Electives

LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive July
LAWS6991
Fundamentals of Contract Law
6    C LAWS6252
N LAWS1002 or LAWS1015 or LAWS2008 or LAWS5002


This unit is only available to non-law graduates who have not undertaken any previous study of contract law. Students who have previously completed a law degree or studies in contract law are encouraged to enrol in LAWS6328 Contract Management. This unit is also available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive May
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2014 or LAWS5014 or Students who have undertaken the equivalent of Corporations Law in Australia within the last 5 years.


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6330
Fundamentals of Regulation
6   

Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 November (Semester 1) and 30 May (Semester 2). Applications should only be lodged after the completion of at least 24 credit points. Late applications may be accepted from those with incomplete results. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or over two semesters. For further information, please visit https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-research-projects#research-projects or contact E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6183
Independent Research Project B
6    C LAWS6182

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 November (Semester 1) and 30 May (Semester 2). Applications should only be lodged after the completion of at least 24 credit points. Late applications may be accepted from those with incomplete results. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or over two semesters. For further information, please visit https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-coursework-research-projects#research-projects or contact E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6821
Mediation - Skills and Theory
6    N LAWS6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit has a restricted class size. Priority will be given to students who are currently completing a Sydney Law School master's degree or graduate diploma. 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 withdraw well in advance of the first class so their place can be offered to the next student. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html.
Intensive December
Students may enrol in this unit of study before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law.

Electives from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, Business School

WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6    P WORK5002 or WORK5003


This is a core unit for the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 1
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1a
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N ECOF6110 or CLAW6028
Semester 1
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR
6   

This is the foundational unit for the graduate Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations program and should be taken in a student's first semester of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 2b
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2

Electives from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2