• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • David Richards
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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:

  1. Describe and apply the practice and procedure of challenging a Determination made under the SRC Act.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the core entitlement principles for compensation under the SRC Act.
  3. Critically analyse and evaluate a Determination under the SRC act to accept or deny an entitlement to compensation.
  4. Identify the relevant legal issues that arise on a given set of facts.
  5. Summarise, analyse and debate whether a Determination made under the SRC Act was made according to the legislation and current case law.
  6. Interpret, analyse and propose whether an employee under the SRC Act is entitled to compensation based on a number of predetermined facts.
  7. 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.

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

  1. Indicative assessment may include: (null) [LO null]
  2. 1. A short exercise each week for ten weeks from week 2 to 12 on individual topics - 40% (40) [LO null]
  3. 2. Online discussion forum on WATTLE - 10% (10) [LO null]
  4. 3. Final research problem — 50%, 4,000 words (50) [LO null]

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Equivalent of 26 contact hours through WATTLE

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses or five 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL); OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

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

Preliminary Reading

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. 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:
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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9670 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online View

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