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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1018

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
156902

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The course aims to equip students with basic knowledge of how the law affects business decision making and operations. It does so by examining a number of fundamental legal principles that impinge upon key business areas such as establishing a business, entering into transactions, and protecting business assets. It also considers the relationship between business and regulators.

Course content

1. Introduction to law and business
2. The Australian legal environment
3. Legal forms of doing business
4. Acquiring and managing business property including premises, equipment and intellectual property
5. Employing staff
6. Entering into and enforcing commercial transactions
7. Dealing with consumers including negligence and product liability.

Textbook(s)

James N 2016, Business Law, 4th Edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd , Milton, Queensland

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Lecture (Virtual Lecture) 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online 30 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Workshop 35 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Case study 2000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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