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In this online Intro to Employment and IR Law unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, you will explore the regulation of employment and industrial relations in Australia. Though the unit will primarily focus on Commonwealth employment law, you will also gain insight into state employment law systems.
You will become familiar with the Fair Work Act 2009, and will have an awareness of the employment law systems in Australian states. You will gain an understanding of unfair dismissals, methods for resolving workplace disputes outside of court, and explore issues relating to discrimination and harassment.
By completing this unit, you will learn to negotiate, draft, and seek approval of an enterprise agreement, and will learn the procedures for initiating and responding to an industrial claim.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will not only give you a foundation of useful knowledge relating to the law governing employment and industrial relations, but it will also help you develop skills that can be applied to other areas of the law. Having an understanding of unfair dismissals, unlawful discrimination, harassment and dispute resolution processes is beneficial not only to legal professionals, but to HR practitioners and senior management professionals too.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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