Law of Employment

LAW30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


150 credit points from a Bachelors degree course

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the legal framework in which the employment relationship operates from the perspective of employers and employees. Detailed attention will be given to contracts of employment, Awards, the National Employment Standards and Workplace Agreements. The unit also explores discrimination at work, workplace safety, and entitlements such as long service leave and superannuation.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of how employment law is made, whom it affects, what duties are imposed and how those duties can be enforced
2. Explain the law that relates to the common law contract of employment and the legislative impact of modern awards and enterprise agreements
3. Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to workplace rights and responsibilities