• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

This course has been designed for either:

Lawyers and decision makers who practice in, or who desire an understanding of Commonwealth Compensation Law relating to injuries at work; or

Commonwealth employees who are in management, human resources, personnel or legal sections where a detailed understanding of Commonwealth Compensation law is desirable.

This course will give students an understanding of the practical application of the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the core entitlement principles for compensation under the SRC Act
  • construct a proposition of law established by case law
  • identify the relevant legal issues that arise on a given set of facts
  • make arguments about the way in which those legal issues are likely to be resolved, noting contrary arguments and their strengths
  • provide case authorities for propositions of law that they use in those arguments
  • apply case law and legislation to a given set of facts
  • structure an answer to a problem question in a logical and effective way
  • comment critically on the outcome and reasoning in cases studied during the course and identify the  considerations of policy that may underpin them.

Other Information

This course is run on WATTLE. Once enrolled you will need to log on to WATTLE at: https://wattle.anu.edu.au/ your ISIS username and password. When available students will be able to gain access to the course materials and modules.

Indicative Assessment

It is likely the assessment will comprise of:

  1. 10 short weekly exercises (40%)
  2. on-line discussion forum on WATTLE (10%)
  3. Assignment/Application (50%, 4000 wds)
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course page prior to the commencement of the course.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


Equivalent of 26 contact hours through WATTLE

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) or you must be studying one of the following programs Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351) AND have completed LAWS8015.

Prescribed Texts

Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 by Ballard Sutherland and Anforth  9th Edition

Preliminary Reading

Lees v Comcare (1999) 56 ALD 84

A Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course page prior to the commencement of the course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1626
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2646
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2952 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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