Graduate Certificate in Employment Law

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will be introduced to the basic legal concepts and areas of law you’re likely to confront as a manager. It will provide you with an analytical framework for addressing legal issues and emphasises legal problem-solving through the application of prior decisions (precedent cases) in a number of key areas of business law. You will complement your core studies with your choice of specialist employment law units.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in any field or equivalent, or substantial work experience including at least two years in the field of employment law or industrial relations.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Employment Law
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Employment Law


    Course CRICOS Code: 049867M
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


    This course provides a qualification for people working or proposing to work in the industrial relations field, who are interested in furthering their studies into the legal and practice aspects of employment law and industrial relations.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Applicants must have either a bachelor degree in any field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification, or substantial work experience including at least two years in the field of employment law or industrial relations.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning may be given to students who have completed equivalent units at a recognised Australian tertiary institution to a maximum of 25 credits.

    Duration and Availablity

    The course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Career Opportunities

    Employment for graduates is mainly in the industrial relations or human resource management departments of companies, employment in state and federal government departments dealing with industrial relations and employment issues.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    5934     v.4 *              Legal Environment 560                                              3.0     25.0
                                       SELECT 3 OPTIONS                                                              75.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    11217   v.2 **           Industrial Relations (Australian) 560                           3.0     25.0
    12021   v.2 #             Business Research Project (Business Law) 593          3.0     25.0
    5266     v.8 **           Strategic Employment & Workplace Relations 555      3.0     25.0
    5470     v.7 #             Law (Industrial) 572                                                   3.5     25.0
    5744     v.7 **           Industrial Relations (Negotiation and Advocacy) 561  3.0     25.0
    5745     v.6 **           Industrial Relations (Comparative) 562                       3.0     25.0
    5746     v.11 #           Law (OHS and Human Resources) 563                       3.0     25.0
    5752     v.6 #             Law (Advanced Industrial) 573                                   3.0     25.0

    #              Employment Law optional units.
    *              Students must complete either Legal Environ. 560, one Employment Law and two Industrial Relations optional units or if they have met the requirements of Legal Environ. 560 must complete two Employment Law and two Industrial Relations optional units.
    **              Industrial Relations optional units.


    Year      Location                 Period            All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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