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).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe and apply the practice and procedure of challenging a Determination made under the SRC Act.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the core entitlement principles for compensation under the SRC Act.
- Critically analyse and evaluate a Determination under the SRC act to accept or deny an entitlement to compensation.
- Identify the relevant legal issues that arise on a given set of facts.
- Summarise, analyse and debate whether a Determination made under the SRC Act was made according to the legislation and current case law.
- Interpret, analyse and propose whether an employee under the SRC Act is entitled to compensation based on a number of predetermined facts.
- Hypothesise and critically debate whether an entitlement to compensation may change given a change in a set of facts which had earlier entitled an employee to compensation under the SRC Act.
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 may include: (null) [LO null]
- 1. A short exercise each week for ten weeks from week 2 to 12 on individual topics - 40% (40) [LO null]
- 2. Online discussion forum on WATTLE - 10% (10) [LO null]
- 3. Final research problem — 50%, 4,000 words (50) [LO null]
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Equivalent of 26 contact hours through WATTLE
Requisite and Incompatibility
Annotated Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 by Ballard Sutherland and Anforth 9th Edition
Preliminary ReadingA Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course page prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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