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,
Sem 1 2018

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)

BUSM4591

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP5)

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

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

 


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.