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MGMT2022 – Foundations in Human Resources Law

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Louise Thornthwaite
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
40cp at 1000 level or above
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit provides a foundation for human resources law. It provides students with a grounding in human resources law that will assist them in future management careers. The need to incorporate law into HR practice provides a challenge particularly with ongoing changes to workplace law and management. Areas covered include: the Australian legal system, the development of human resources law, and the relationship of human resources law to other legal areas. Students will analyse the legal aspects of particular case studies relevant to human resources law and critically assess and make judgments on the merits of legal arguments. They will gain skills in problem solving and collaboration.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Analyse and describe how employment law is made and enforced in Australia.
  • ULO2: Apply relevant legal principles and techniques to solve current case problems in human resource law.
  • ULO3: Critically analyse the merits of legal arguments on particular human resource issues both as individuals and in collaboration.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Case Study 20% No Week 6
Report 30% No Week 10
Final Online Examination 50% No University Examination Period

Case Study

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Week 6
Weighting: 20%

 

A case study of up to 2,000 words worth 20%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply relevant legal principles and techniques to solve current case problems in human resource law.
  • Critically analyse the merits of legal arguments on particular human resource issues both as individuals and in collaboration.

Report

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 10
Weighting: 30%

 

This assessment consists of two components worth 30% in total. The first component is a group report of up to 750 words worth 15%. The second component is an individual reflective writing exercise of up to 750 words worth 15%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and describe how employment law is made and enforced in Australia.
  • Apply relevant legal principles and techniques to solve current case problems in human resource law.
  • Critically analyse the merits of legal arguments on particular human resource issues both as individuals and in collaboration.

Final Online Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 50%

 

A two-hour final examination, administered via iLearn and worth 50% will be held during the University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and describe how employment law is made and enforced in Australia.
  • Apply relevant legal principles and techniques to solve current case problems in human resource law.
  • Critically analyse the merits of legal arguments on particular human resource issues both as individuals and in collaboration.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Stewart, Andrew. (2018). Stewart's Guide to Employment Law. 6th Edition. The Federation Press. ISBN: 9781760021542

Students are required to have their own copy of this text and bring it to tutorials. There are some older copies available in the library (on the shelves and in closed reserve: NB page numbers will be different and most recent principles of law will not be included in those).

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and internet access, as well as familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Further to this, students should familiarise themselves with the:

  • Library databases to source materials for the research of essay, which is accessed electronically for conducting research for assignments;
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for presentations and reports (where applicable)

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
29/04/2021 Removed incorrect staff information