Courses & Units

Commercial and Transport Law JNB163



Business and transport law is both broad and specific in its reach. This unit introduces broad foundations to business law within Australia before specifically applying understandings gained to the laws governing transport within Australia.

The business law foundation of this unit includes the study of five (5) major areas of civil law:

  • Contract (which provides the foundation for most commercial transactions);
  • Tort (which identifies compensable civil wrongs such as negligence);
  • Property (which governs ownership of not just land but also personal and intellectual property);
  • Business entities and relationships (the legal entities and relationships through which business is conducted); and
  • Business transactions (laws governing the conduct of business).

Specific transport law and policy topics are then studied including governance and regulation of transport activities; transport policy development and implementation; environmental law responsibilities for transport managers; and transport accident investigation.


Unit name Commercial and Transport Law
Unit code JNB163
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Dr Poomintr (Pom) Sooksripaisarnkit

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,463.00 091103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

JNB157, JNB255


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr lecture and 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)


On-campus: Coursework 60%, Examination 40%

Distance: Coursework 60%, Take-home Examination 40%

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