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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership law and/or corporate law||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the partnership and/or corporate law contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and/or corporate law topics||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to partnership and corporate legal issues||Creativity|
|5||demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Thomson Reuters, 2017, Corporations Legislation, Includes key section annotations, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455500102.
- Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Yogaratnam J and Xynas L, 2016, Corporations Law in Principle, 10th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-455-237961.
- Students must acquire or have regular and reliable access to: Thomson Reuters, 2017, Corporations Legislation, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455500102.
- Students must acquire or have regular and reliable access to: Yogaratnam J and Xynas L, 2016, Corporations Law in Principle, 10th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-455-237961.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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