Online Course

Workplace Law Fundamentals

Human Resources , Legal

Course Duration:

1hr 15min

Course Overview

This course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Australian labour and employment law. It will enable you to:

  • identify the various sources of employment obligations;
  • assess the basic entitlements of employees; and
  • recognise common types of claims and the institutions involved in resolving such claims.

Suitability

This course is suitable for human resource practitioners and line managers who are involved in the day-to-day management of employment matters.

Approximate Completion Time

1 hour and 15 minutes

Course Content

Module1

The main sources of employment obligations

This component outlines:

  • sources and hierarchy of employment obligations;
  • the employment contract, including executive employment contracts, and implied terms;
  • policies and procedures with respect to workplace issues or conduct;
  • The Fair Work Act;
  • Modern Awards and enterprise agreements; and
  • Work Health and Safety considerations.
Module 2

Employees’ basic entitlements

This component provides an overview of employee entitlements arising from a combination of sources. These include:

  • distinguishing between employees and other types of workers;
  • the National Employment Standards (NES);
  • maximum weekly hours;
  • the various types of leave (including annual, personal, carer’s, compassionate, long service and community service) and public holidays;
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • notice of termination and redundancy pay; and
  • the Fair Work Information Statement.
Module 3

What can go wrong?

This component deals with the common types of claims an employer may face. These include:

  • breach of NES or industrial instrument;
  • unfair dismissal applications;
  • breaches of anti-discrimination laws;
  • bullying or harassment claims;
  • general protections claims;
  • breach of contract;
  • misleading and deceptive conduct claims.

This component also covers the principal institutions that deal with such claims.

Course Fees

Completion of the course requires a licence, which is issued upon registration and payment.

A standalone licence for this course is $195.00 including GST.

Discounts are available for organisations purchasing ten or more licences. Please email info@peopleculture.com.au to request a quote.