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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse the legal and regulatory framework governing partnerships and companies in the Australian context. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to such topics as the development of company and partnership law, types of companies, rights of members, responsibilities and duties of company officers, takeovers, and corporate insolvency.

Unit content

Topic 1: Partnership
Topic 2: The Australian Constitution and corporate law and the administration of corporate law
Topic 3: The creation of a company: Types of companies, promotion, formation and the company’s constitution
Topic 4: The capacity of the company and its agents and the rights of its members
Topic 5: Management
Topic 6: Financing and corporation
Topic 7: Takeovers
Topic 8: External administration

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
1demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership law and/or corporate lawKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the partnership and/or corporate law contextsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and/or corporate law topicsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate 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 legal issuesCreativity
5demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership law and/or corporate law
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the partnership and/or corporate law contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and/or corporate law topics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. 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 legal issues
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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