WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

LAW3WHS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this course is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the different and important practice areas of Australian work health and safety and workers compensation as they are faced by those in Australian workplaces currently. This course covers the main statutory regimes in the Australian harmonised jurisdictions as well as the two (so-far) non-harmonised States; examines the common law duty to take care of workers; workers duties; sui generis work health and safety regimes and workers' compensation and return to work schemes in Australia.The subject will also explore how the work, health and safety system in Australia compares with international systems, and the applicable international legal obligations.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completion of at least 60 credit points of Law coded subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWorkplace Health and Safety Law in AustraliaPrescribedNeil FosterLexis Nexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will master the law in this area as reflected in key primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading tasks, assessment tasks, tutorial and workshop exercises, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Students will critically analyse the reasoning and principles embodied in key materials.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading tasks, assessment tasks, tutorial and workshop exercises, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Students will resolve problems using the knowledge acquired in this subject.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading tasks, assessment tasks, tutorial and workshop exercises, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Students will appreciate the social context of legal practice in this area as reflected in key primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Prescribed and recommended reading tasks, assessment tasks, tutorial and workshop exercises, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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