Course Title: Employment Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Employment Law

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4506

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4591

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2017 (KP1)

Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Shi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1319

Course Coordinator Email: elizabeth.shi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building: 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course explains key aspects of Australian employment law, including the analysis of common law principles applying the employer-employee relationship, as well as the statutory provisions governing employment.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Successful completion of Employment Law means that students should be able to:

1. Understand the history and evolution of employment law in Australia.

2. Understand key aspects of the relevant legislation and relevant case law.

3. Apply the key legal rules associated with a range of employment law issues. 4. Read and comprehend legislation. 5. Read and comprehend relevant common law. 6. Identify and critically analyse legal and associated issues in the context of relevant legislation and common law. 7. Express that analysis in writing in a precise manner. 8. Problem solve, involving the application of knowledge to current legal issues.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities are designed around case-studies and problems that encourage critical discussion during seminars.

 

Students will be required to prepare answers to discussion questions every week before they come to seminars. This enables them to fully participate in class discussions.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported online using the Learning Hub. This gives you access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials.

A list of recommended reading will be provided for each topic, including books, journal articles and web resources.

 

You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT Studies/Blackboard including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

 


Overview of Assessment

The assessments in this course are:

Assessment

Weight

 

Class Discussion

              

30%

Linked objectives and learning outcomes:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5                

 

Assignment 1

30%

Linked objectives and learning outcomes:   1, 2, 3, 4 ,5                

 

 

Assignment 2

40%        

Linked objectives and learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

                                                                              

 

 

 

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.