BTF5001 - Business regulation and compliance - 2019

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.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Petra Mahy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (Evening)


Regulatory oversight and control are increasingly shaping the development of economies and business. Managing business regulation and compliance is a fundamental component of every business operation whether these regulations are by law or self-regulatory. This unit will provide a framework for understanding regulation, government and industry regulators and the range of regulatory methods employed to achieve law enforcement and compliance with business regulation.

Adopting a case study approach, students will explore the meanings and limitations of regulation in different economic and business contexts such as corporations, environment and sustainability, corporate social responsibility, financial services, taxation and workplaces in Australia and regulation practice in the Asia Pacific region.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand and be able to explain a range of theories on, and the practical perspectives, of regulation
  2. be able to identify and assess the different meanings and limitations of regulation and regulatory factors in different contexts
  3. be able to analyse and develop strategies to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice in different geographic, economic and business contexts.


Within semester assessment: 50% + End of Semester Task: 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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