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1978 (v9a)
Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance

Level: 1 Credits: 3 Marking Service


The purpose of this  course is to learn how to describe employment rights and responsibilities.

Once learners have finished this course, they will be able to:

  • distinguish between different types of employment agreements
  • describe the usual contents of employment agreements
  • understand the rights and responsibilities that employers and employees have in the employment relationship
  • describe sources of assistance and information in relation to employment rights and responsibilities.

If learners have not worked in the workplace before, it may be difficult for them to comprehend the differences between various employment agreements and the reasons for these differences. It is important that teachers help learners understand why different types of employment agreements are permitted in New Zealand.