Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Associate Professor Paul Latimer


Not offered in 2016


Aspects of the legal and regulatory environment that affects financial decisions, transactions and relationships. Includes the laws regulating financial institutions and the banker/customer relationship; cheques; electronic payments; bills of exchange; bank lending, business finance and security; consumer credit; guarantees and bankruptcy.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the legal and regulatory environment of the banking and finance sector
  2. analyse the legal and regulatory concepts underlying banking and financial transactions
  3. understand the legal rights and obligations of those involved in banking and finance
  4. have developed a legal perspective to assist in decision-making in areas involving banking and finance
  5. to provide the legal background for the resolution of business problems involving banking and finance.


Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination: 75%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must have passed BTC1110 or equivalent before undertaking this unit.