6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (Evening)
This unit examines business law in practice, including negotiation techniques and applying contract law; legal risk management techniques, applying the law of negligence, statutory consumer law protections and occupational health and safety; choosing the most appropriate business form and complying with requirements, applying corporations law, the law of partnerships, agency and sole traders.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- use a business-focused approach to the law to develop skills in:
- assessing the legal risks faced by the business
- avoiding those legal risks
- going beyond mere legal compliance by developing sound processes
- develop strong practical negotiating skills to assist students to:
- negotiate what they need for their business
- create strong relationships
- limit liabilities
- develop an understanding of business entities to be able to critically:
- determine the most appropriate legal form
- understand the benefits and problems with each legal form
- develop good corporate governance.
Within semester assessment: 40% +
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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