University of Technology Sydney

79034 Employment and Industrial Law

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 76015 Labour Law AND 78246 Employment Law AND 79013 Industrial and Labour Law AND 79031 Employment and Industrial Law


This subject is designed to introduce postgraduate non-law students to the law regulating paid employment in Australia. Employment and industrial law is an important component of studies in the legal regulation of business. Students are introduced to the key aspects of employment and industrial laws which determine the rights, entitlements and responsibilities of employers and workers in the workplace.

Australian employment and industrial law is a rapidly changing field. There have been frequent system-wide changes to the legislative framework over the last few decades. In addition to considering current law, this subject considers the development of legislation and case law regulating paid employment. Students examine the reasons for and against reforms to employment and industrial law, the position and influence of key stakeholders involved in the law reform process and changes that are likely to be made to employment and industrial law in the future.

In the activities and assessment in this subject, students have the opportunity to learn the skills of applying current employment and industrial law in order to provide advice. Students also undertake critical analysis and evaluation of debates within employment and industrial law which underlie legislative reforms. Given that most students go on to undertake paid work regulated by employment and industrial law, this subject forms an important part of the knowledge required for professional life.

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