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Unit description

Students are introduced to the Australian legal system. Students also gain an understanding of several key areas of law relating to business and commerce including tort law (negligence and misrepresentation) and business structures. Because contracts and consumer rights underpin business and commerce, students focus on the law of contract and related statutes such as the Australian Consumer Law.

Unit content

Module 1: The Australian legal system

Module 2: Harm caused by negligence or defective products

Module 3: Contract Law - formation

Module 4: Contract Law - contents and genuine consent

Module 5: Contract Law - remedies and statutory regulation

Module 6: Business organisations

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 Australian legal system and its significance to business and commerce
2explain relevant statute and common law in relation to defective products and misrepresentations in business and commerce
3explain the key principles of contract law and the influence of consumer protection legislation
4describe the law regarding sole traders, partnerships and companies

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the Australian legal system and its significance to business and commerce
  2. explain relevant statute and common law in relation to defective products and misrepresentations in business and commerce
  3. explain the key principles of contract law and the influence of consumer protection legislation
  4. describe the law regarding sole traders, partnerships and companies

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Coleman, A et al, 2020, Law in Commerce, 7th edn, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409351811.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 12 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Quiz20%
Exam: open book50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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