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 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 Units of Study

Students without a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must undertake LAWS6252 prior to or concurrent to enrolling in other law units.
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
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
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.
Intensive March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended 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 complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September

Core Units of Study

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.
Intensive August
Students may enrol in this unit of study before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law.
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.
Intensive September
LAWS6022
International and Comparative Labour Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6096
Work Health and Safety: Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 (MLLR students)
Intensive May
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. Please note enrolment priority will be given to MLLR students who are currently enrolled at Sydney Law School.
Intensive October

Law Elective Units of Study

LAWS6140
Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
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. Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive May
LAWS6810
Fundamentals of Corporate Law
6    N LAWS2014, LAWS5014. 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.
Intensive March
LAWS6147
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School E: law.postgraduate@sydney.edu.au.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6182
Independent Research Project A
6    C LAWS6183

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Applications close on 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School 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 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students whose application is pending on the outcome of their previous semester's results should not apply until after the official results release date. Students must complete both LAWS6182 and LAWS6183 within one or over two semesters. If you have any concerns, please contact Sydney Law School 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.
Intensive October
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 withdraw well in advance of the first class so their place can be offered to the next student. Please note enrolment priority will be given to MLLR students who are currently enrolled at Sydney Law School.
Intensive April
Intensive December
Students may enrol in this unit of study before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law.

Elective Units of Study from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies

WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM and IR
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6012
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
WORK6108
International Dimensions of HRM
6      Semester 2
WORK6130
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 1
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6111
Management Consulting

This unit of study is not available in 2018

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 1
WORK6118
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 1
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
WORK6033
Organisational Sustainability
6    N ECOF6110 or CLAW6028
Semester 1
WORK5002
People, Work and Employment
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 2a
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 2b
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2b

Elective Units of Study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 1