BTC2000 - Australian company law - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Vivien Chen (First semester)
Ms Anne O'Rourke (Second semester)


Dr Vivien Chen (First semester)
Ms Anne O'Rourke (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


BTC1110 or equivalent.


BTX2000, BTC2210, BTB2220, BTF2220, BTG2220, BTW2220Not offered in 2018.


Topics covered in this course include: the separate legal entity status of companies and the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution and Replaceable Rules; the company's relationship with outsiders; corporate management incorporating extensive consideration of directors duties; share capital; regulation of public fund raising; members remedies covering statutory and common law rights of action; members meetings; and forms of corporate insolvency administration.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the significance and functions of corporations as legal structures that facilitate the carrying on of business
  2. identify, explain and apply legislation and case law to the internal and external regulation of corporations
  3. develop skills in legal problem solving and analyse legal problems relating to corporations.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

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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