• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
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This course is not a crash course in employment law. You won't learn in eight weeks two semesters of undergraduate employment law.

Instead, it attempts to develop and assess the skills taught in Skills for Practice in an employment law context.

The course gives you a series of multi-player online role plays in which you advise your client then negotiate with fellow students and then document the outcome of your negotiations and advise your client on its impact.

The initial role plays are practice exercises where you gain marks for participating and receive precedent examples. In the final role play each individual element - writing and advice skills, negotiation technique, and legal drafting skills - is assessed.

Learning Outcomes

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

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the structure and impact of the government's new workplace relations reforms
  • Assess the merits and legality of various options for workplace flexibility
  • Advise clients of their workplace rights in a way that is logical and clear
  • Negotiate employment rights consistent with client's instructions and represent the client effectively in workplace negotiations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with fellow practitioners
  • Draft basic employment documents and contracts and explain these to clients
  • Reflect on their performance and skills and identify areas of strength and weaknesses that require further improvement.

Other Information

When Offered and Delivery Mode:  Summer Session and Winter Session, 2008.

 Classification in Graduate Studies Select:  Specialist.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment for this course will involve a series of multi-player online role plays in which you advise your client then negotiate with fellow students and then document the outcome of your negotiations and advise your client on its impact.

The two initial role plays are practice exercises where you gain marks for participating and receive precedent examples. In the final role play each individual element - writing and advice skills, negotiation technique, and legal drafting skills - is assessed.

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.

Workload

The workload is constant, but not taxing, involving an average of five hours each week. To help you plan your time, the course materials contain a timetable that includes estimates of the time each task should take. The budgeted workload in the course allows significant ‘fat' given the University's allotted time for a unit of this size is 40 hours for the whole unit.

In addition, at four points in the course there will be teleconferences. These are "question and answer" sessions. Their sole purpose is to formalise the process of asking the Course Convenor questions. The sessions will be recorded and made available on WATTLE for those students who cannot get to the lecture/teleconference. However, if there are no participants then there will be no lecture/teleconference and no recording.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU Legal Workshop to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts. Students should be able to complete the course aimed with the course materials, research tips provided at the start of each role play and access to the online research materials through the ANU Library.

Preliminary Reading

Students will find it helpful to review the facts sheets on the government's new proposed workplace relations laws, available from www.deewr.gov.au.

Assumed Knowledge

You do not need to have studied employment law at undergraduate level to successfully complete this course

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
3 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.

Units EFTSL
3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1092
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1431
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1310 19 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 30 Jan 2015 13 Mar 2015 Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1289 06 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 28 Aug 2015 Online N/A

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