Employment Law

Course code LAWS5009
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


The course deals with the law governing the formation, content and termination of employment relationships. The complex body of federal and state statutes which regulate paidwork relationships, as well as common law rules, will be examined.


Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Developed knowledge and critical understanding of the complex body of law which governs the employment relationship;

2. A capacity to critically evaluate policies which underpin this body of law;

3. A critical analysis of the evolving nature of employment law;

4. The ability to make judgments in the application of rules of law.


The topics to be covered are formation of employment relationships, those features which distinguish a contract of employment from other contracts, the content of employment relationships, breach of a contract of employment and termination.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Mid-semester assignment

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term