Entry requirements and weighting

Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Credit Points: 15 credit points
Level: Year 1, Core

Brief description

This unit provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and objectives of business law. Emphasis is placed on both theoretical and practical aspects of business law. The course aims to give the students a complete picture of business and law in Australia today.
This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. The Australian Legal System
  2. How laws are made
  3. Tort law and Insurance
  4. Contract law
  5. Consumer law and Restrictive Trade Practices
  6. Electronic commerce and intellectual property
  7. Business structures

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the Australian Legal system
  2. Describe how laws are made
  3. Evaluate the main issues relating to business crime and business issues
  4. Apply legislation and case law to practical and theoretical problems in tort law and insurance, contract law and consumer law and restrictive trade practices
  5. Apply electronic commerce and intellectual property principles to practical and theoretical problems
  6. Compare and contrast the main business structures permissible in Australia