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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesPrescribed and recommended reading tasks, assessment tasks, tutorial and workshop exercises, class discussion.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorNeil Foster



PublisherLexis Nexis


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will master the law in this area as reflected in key primary and secondary materials.
02. Students will critically analyse the reasoning and principles embodied in key materials.
03. Students will resolve problems using the knowledge acquired in this subject.
04. Students will appreciate the social context of legal practice in this area as reflected in key primary and secondary materials.

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