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Unit description

Introduces students to the legal system, business law and corporations law. It is important for all persons, accountants and business administrators to have an appreciation of the role played by law in regulating society and the business community. The unit provides students with knowledge of the legal system and sources of law in Australia. Students will be expected to use statutes, cases and other legal material to help them analyse legal situations, with a focus on business cases.

Unit content

The Australian legal system

Contract Law 1

Contract Law 2

Agency, business structures, company incorporation and its consequences

Company internal rules and membership

Company management, corporate insolvency

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Recognise the structure of the legal system and identify the sources of law in AustraliaKnowledge of a discipline
2Analyse the key principles and features of contract lawIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3Identify and analyse the legal aspects of business transactions, partnerships and companies, particularly in respect of the rights, obligations, duties and liabilities of agents, partners, company members and directorsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4Recognise and analyse the legal issues related to separate legal entity, formation, operation, administration and winding up of a companyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5Develop analytical skills in the use and reading of cases, statues and other legal material and apply these skills in resolving complex law fact situations.Intellectual rigourCreativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the structure of the legal system and identify the sources of law in Australia
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Analyse the key principles and features of contract law
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Identify and analyse the legal aspects of business transactions, partnerships and companies, particularly in respect of the rights, obligations, duties and liabilities of agents, partners, company members and directors
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Recognise and analyse the legal issues related to separate legal entity, formation, operation, administration and winding up of a company
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Develop analytical skills in the use and reading of cases, statues and other legal material and apply these skills in resolving complex law fact situations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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