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.
1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
case study (30%), tutorial presentation (20%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%)