Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse relevant legislation and case law and critically examine the role played by corporate law in modern society. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to the development of partnership and corporate law, rights and remedies of members, internal structure and corporate governance, obligations and responsibilities of corporate officers and insolvency administrations.

Unit content

Topic 1: Agency and partnership law
Topic 2: The context of Australian corporations law
Topic 3: Corporate personality
Topic 4: Preregistration activities
Topic 5: Company dealings with outsiders
Topic 6: The company and its members
Topic 7: Director’s duties
Topic 8: Meetings
Topic 9: Accounts and audit
Topic 10: Corporate fundraising
Topic 11: Takeover regulation
Topic 12: External administrations

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 1

  • Austin, R & Black, A, 2020, Australian Corporations Legislation 2019 – Annotated Edition, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409351675.
  • Austin, RP & Ramsay, IM, 2018, Ford, Austin and Ramsay's Principles of Corporations Law , 17th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409345537.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Exam: open book50%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Exam: open book50%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (11 weeks)
Exam: open book50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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