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2022 unit offering information will be available in November 2021

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership and corporations law
2demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics
3identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
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 law issues

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 and corporations law
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and corporate law topics
  3. identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient
  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 law issues

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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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 teaching period.

Fee information

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