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BTX9541 - Corporations law and trusts

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Michelle Welsh (semester 1), Mr Phillip Lipton (semester 2)


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Prato Summer semester B 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


Topics include the Corporations Act scheme; the role and functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution; the company's relationship with outsiders; share capital; regulation of public fund raising; duties of directors, officers and promoters; rights of members and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders; trusts, trustees, beneficiaries and third parties.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify the important elements in the regulation of companies and how they may be used
  • analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law
  • critically evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of corporate law in the context of the changing needs of the community.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%


BTX9020 or MBA9002, or equivalent



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