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BTG9270 - Business law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Ashraf Kazi


Gippsland First semester 2008 (Off-campus)


An introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics selected from contract law, negligence law, partnership law and trade practices law.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine and describe the structure of the Australian legal system
  • identify, and examine the following topics: law of negligence, with particular emphasis on the law of negligent misstatement; relevant legislation such as the Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act and the Goods Act; the law of contract, with particular emphasis on the formation and contents of contracts, matters affecting the validity of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract; the law of agency and partnerships
  • develop effective problem solving skills, with particular emphasis on identifying and analysing legal issues; explaining and applying relevant legal rules, cases, legislation and principles to given factual situations
  • develop effective communication skills, with particular emphasis on the ability to articulate a sound argument
  • develop a capacity for critical thought and analysis


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

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