LAWS5298 Human Capital
- 6 points
|Not available in 2019||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit is designed to equip students with a working knowledge of the different facets of workplace relations law in Western Australia and Australia more broadly. This unit provides a practical understanding of employment law, industrial and workplace relations law and occupational health and safety with a main focus on the application of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) in Western Australia.
The unit is based upon one ongoing factual scenario where a client has asked for advice on different aspects of their business so that it can clearly demonstrate to students how these issues practically arise on a day-to-day basis.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced understanding of (a) the key principles for the engagement of employees under the Fair Work Act and the common law; (b) the rights and duties of employees and employers during workplace investigations and performance management; (c) the key principles in relation to discrimination, unfair dismissal and general protections; (d) the process by which employers, employees and industrial organisations bargain for an enterprise agreement; and (e) occupational health and safety in the workplace; (2) identify and critique (a) the strategic options available for employers to engage a workforce in the federal system; and (b) the role of industrial action during bargaining and the limits placed on it by the Fair Work Act; (3) critically read and evaluate workplace relations and safety law problems and provide a practical and commercial solution in advice form by demonstrating (a) interpretation and application of fundamental and relevant legal principles and reasoning; and (b) analyse and apply relevant cases and secondary materials; (4) provide strategic and thoughtful application of legal principles in both written and oral formats; and (5) contribute in a meaningful manner to class discussions in both tutorials and lectures.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) unfair dismissal assessment; and (3) take-home assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Courtney Fiddian, Lauren Fysh and Joanna Vincent
- Unit rules
- LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- Due to the interactive nature of this unit it will not be recorded.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.