EDLE634 Employment Relations and the Legal Context in Education
This unit has two strands - the legal strand and the employment relations strand. The legal strand provides students with a working knowledge of law as it affects education. It will give students an opportunity to apply basic legal principles to practical situations in schools and systems. Sources of law will be examined by studying relevant aspects of common law [eg law of torts] and statute law [eg anti-discrimination legislation and child protection legislation].
The employment relations strand deals with matters relating to the employment of staff in education, for example enterprise bargaining and industrial agreements, and Catholic social justice teachings. It also seeks to develop skills necessary to effect harmonious employment relations.