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.
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
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||Recognise the structure of the legal system and identify the sources of law in Australia||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Analyse the key principles and features of contract law||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||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.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Study Period 2
- Fitzpatrick, JF, Symes, CF, Veljanovski, A & Parker, D, 2017, Business and Corporations Law, 3rd edn, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Australia. ISBN: 9780409343311.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Short written response||30%|
|Exam: open book||50%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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