Unit description

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse the legal and regulatory framework governing partnerships and companies in the Australian context. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to such topics as the development of company and partnership law, types of companies, rights of members, responsibilities and duties of company officers, takeovers, and corporate insolvency.

Unit content

Topic 1 Partnership
Topic 2 The Australian Constitution and corporate law and the administration of corporate law
Topic 3 The creation of a company: Types of companies, promotion, formation and the company's constitution
Topic 4 The capacity of the company and its agents and the rights of its members
Topic 5 Management
Topic 6 Financing and corporation
Topic 7 Takeovers
Topic 8 External administration

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Ciro, T & Symes, C, 2013, Corporations Law in Principle, 9th edn, Thomson Reuters, Australia.

Session 3

  • Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Ciro, T & Symes, C, 2012, Corporations Law in Principle, 9th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-455-230399.
  • Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Thomson Reuters, 2014, Corporations Legislation, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 978-0-455-232973.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Research assignment50%
Exam: open book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Research assignment50%
Exam: open book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Research assignment50%
Exam: open book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (11 weeks)
Assessment
Research assignment50%
Exam: open book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Research assignment50%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

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Fee information

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