78725 Work Health and Safety Law6cp
Requisite(s): (70211 Contracts AND 70311 Torts) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law AND 70107 Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 76015 Labour Law AND 76053 Workplace Relations Law AND 79013 Industrial and Labour Law AND 79031 Employment and Industrial Law
Changing work practices and the increasing use of technology pose numerous challenges for creating safe working environments. These challenges impact upon employers, directors, management, employees, governments, independent contractors and the self-employed.
In this subject students examine the key principles of Australian work health and safety legislation, as well as the principles of tort, contract, criminal and employment law pertaining to work health and safety.
The classes are interactive and include guest presentations by legal and work health and safety practitioners. Through class discussions and problem-based scenarios, students will progressively develop their understanding of the practical application of Australian work health and safety law principles.
Students will also be able to deepen their knowledge on Australian work health and safety law through completing research essay on a topic of their choice, in consultation with the subject coordinator.
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