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.
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
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 and corporations law.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in partnership and corporate law contexts.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||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 law issues.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Austin & Black, 2016, Australian Corporations Legislation 2016 – Annotated Edition, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409338386.
- Note you can use the 15th or 16th edn: Austin, RP & Ramsay, IM, 2014, Ford's Principles of Corporations Law , 15th edn or 16th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409331509 or 9780409338386.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.