units

BTF5841

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Carolyn Sutherland

Synopsis

The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the legal principles which underpin contemporary human resource management issues. It includes consideration of such matters as recruitment and selection, contract of employment issues, performance appraisal, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination, termination of employment, remuneration, rewards and employee benefits, employee health and safety and related HRM issues. The unit takes a practical approach to these matters and focuses specifically on practical case studies and decisions of the Courts and Tribunals.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify a wide range of legal issues affecting the human resources practitioner
  2. illustrate the practical implications of the law in the area of human resources management by identifying emerging issues in the media, the workplace and the case law
  3. apply the legal principles from relevant cases to hypothetical scenarios involving human resources management issues
  4. evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BTF9841, BTX9841, BTX5841