Award in Employment and Industrial Relations Law

This short study unit is intended to introduced participants to the field of employment and industrial law, both in the private and public sector, among which the rules may occasionally differ.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of local employment law regarding the minimum established conditions of employment, the nature of definite and indefinite contracts, the terms of termination of employment and the defences related to it, among others. Due importance is also given to the role of trade unions and associations. Due importance will also be given to the workings of the Industrial Tribunal, together with reference to the relevance and importance of welfare legislation in terms of employment and industrial relations.

24th Jan 2024

Start Date

50 Hours




21 Academy

Course Provider


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Course Fees


What you'll learn

At the end of the study programme the participants will be able to:

  • Analyse and interpret provisions of employment laws, whether local, foreign or EU-based;
  • Conduct research into the various different forms of employment law and comprehend the differences between them, and which would apply in any given case;
  • Meticulously assess agreements and policies relating to employment and point out inconsistencies within them;
  • Identify cases where a breach of law exists;
  • Identify solutions and remedies to the above;
  • Analyse jurisprudence relating to employment law (Industrial Tribunal and Court of Appeal).
  • Interpret and understand the wide variety of existing employment law;
  • Compare and contrast local law with foreign or international law relating to employment;
  • Understand the manner in which any provisions or principles from foreign or EU law may be introduced or applied under Maltese law.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to understand the Maltese employment law, practicing lawyers, in-house lawyers, law students, those working in human resources or managerial and supervisory positions.


  • 2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English
  • 3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better
  • Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

Course Provider

Founded in 2018, 21 Academy is committed to providing high-quality education to students from all backgrounds and walks of life. We offer a range of awards and undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, including business, education, law, human resources management, and more. To date, all our study programmes have been locally designed and accredited in order to prepare our students for the specifics of the local and European markets. Our academic staff are professionals in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. They deliver the training on a part-time basis while at the same time gathering more experience practicing their profession. This helps to keep the training deliverables continuously updated.

Our institution is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where students can learn from one another and engage in meaningful dialogue and debate. We promote this particularly among those students who only join us for our online courses

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