Unit description

Investigates the basic legal concepts involved in sport. The unit addresses the legal rights and responsibilities of sporting organisations and all those involved in sport, whether they are acting in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Unit content

Topic 1: The sport/law intersection and legal nature of sporting organisations 
Topic 2: Alternative dispute resolution in sport 
Topic 3: Sporting contracts and industrial relations in sport 
Topic 4: Legal issues in sport sponsorship and sport marketing 
Topic 5: Conduct of sporting tribunals 
Topic 6: Sport and civil liability 
Topic 7: Risk management and insurance 
Topic 8: Sport and criminal liability 
Topic 9: Drugs in sport 
Topic 10: Ethical considerations in sport 
Topic 11: Current issues in sport

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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