OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Addresses the fundamental principles governing commercial law. Focuses on the common law and statutory principles relating to commercial transactions, including the sale of goods, e-commerce, credit law, agency and insurance. Also discusses other related areas, including the law of trusts, partnerships, bankruptcy and bailment.

Unit content

Topic 1 Agency
Topic 2 Sale of goods
Topic 3 Credit law
Topic 4 E-commerce
Topic 5 Guarantees
Topic 6 Bailments
Topic 7 Trusts
Topic 8 Partnerships
Topic 9 Insurance
Topic 10 Bankruptcy
Topic 11 Ethics

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

  • Turner, C & Trone, J, 2017, Australian Commercial Law, 31st edn, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455238081.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (11 weeks)
Short written response35%
Exam: open book50%

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