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UNIT CODE: LAW301

BUSINESS LAW, COMPLIANCE & GOVERNANCE

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit introduces students to the legal and compliance framework for conducting business in Australia. Topics will include a background to legal systems, the structure of the business entities, principal business law topics such as contracts and tort, insurance, and consumer and competition law. Students will learn the importance of compliance procedures and corporate governance. 

 

The delivery of the unit will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, tutorials, workshops, class discussions, collaborative group activities and independent student research.

STUDENT WORKLOAD + DELIVERY MODE

TIMETABLED HOURS

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL HOURS

TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS

STUDY LOAD

3 Hours per week

5 Hours per week

8 Hours per week

Full time 

MODE OF DELIVERY

This unit will be offered to students in the following mode/s:

+ Face-to-face (Domestic and International) 

+ Online (Domestic)

OVERVIEW

Award Course

Bachelor of Business

Area

Law

Unit Duration

12 Weeks

Weekly Attendance Pattern

1 Hour Lecture + 

2 Hour Tutorial

Unit Level

300

Unit Weighting

6 Credit Points

Unit Type

Core

Pre-Requisites

8 100 level UoC + 8 200 level UoC as part of the program progression (or equivalent)

Co-Requisites

N/A

Work Integrated Learning

No

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify and mitigate against legal issues that typically arise in business

  • Demonstrate familiarity with legal processes and applicable terminology 

  • Develop familiarity with compliance processes and compliance and regulatory regimes in business

  • Demonstrate legal knowledge while considering diverse regulatory requirements to make sound business decisions

  • Recognise the importance of corporate governance in business

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE

ASSESSMENT TASK

  • Assessment 1: Report and Presentation - Legal Case Study (Group) 

  • Assessment 2: Report - Case Study (Individual) 

  • Assessment 3: Exam (Individual) 

  • Assessment 4: Engagement with the Process (Individual) 

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