LAW5309 - Public sector employment law - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Not offered in 2019

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates

For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html

Previously coded as LAW7041

Synopsis

This unit studies the law governing employment of public servants, Government agencies' officers and other government workers, and examines major alterations in labour relations and public law relevant to public sector employment. Main matters covered are: the common law of Crown employment; structure/management of Government services; appointment of officers, public servants and other government workers, their rights and obligations; classifications, transfers, promotions; remuneration/other benefits; grievances appeals procedures; tenure, dismissal, redundancies, redeployment, retirement; discipline and industrial action; impact of unfair dismissal statutory remedies, enterprise bargaining and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to Public Sector Employment Law with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to Public Sector Employment Law;
  • Conduct research in Public Sector Employment Law based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to Public Sector Employment Law.

Assessment

Research paper (3,750 words): 50%

Take-home examination: 40%

Class participation: 10%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).