Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law BAA215

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hong Kong Universal Ed, Hobart


This unit covers a range of legal topics relating to the business environment. It combines topics that are necessary for a consideration of business and corporate law including: an introduction to the Australian legal system; contract law principles; sale of goods; competition and consumer law; tort law; law of agency; business structures and basic Australian corporate law and governance principles. The unit teaches students how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management.


Unit name Business and Corporate Law
Unit code BAA215
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator Mr John Streeter|Mr Peter Dixon
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart Semester 1 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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Accelerated Study Period 1 31/1/2022 23/2/2022 17/3/2022 1/5/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain Australian business and corporate law principles and critique its application.
  • Apply business and corporate law to authentic legal situations.
  • Present advice in oral and written forms on authentic business and corporate law case studies.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091901 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Examination - take home (50%)|Case Study (40%)
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You will need the following text [available from Booktopia]:

Prescribed reading material:,

Fitzpatrick,J.F., Symes,C.F.,Veljanovski,A. & Parker,D, Business and Corporations Law4thedn, 2020,LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood.

The Corporations Act 2001(Cth), (Corporations Legislation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019 ,2020or 2021.)


Coleman, A., Bender, M., et al, Law in Commerce, 7th edn., 2020, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood.

Gooley, J., Zammit, M., et al, Corporations and Associations Law –Principles and Issues, 7th edn., 2020, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood.

James, N., Chapple, E.,et al, Business and Company Law, 2ndEdition, 2020,Wiley, Milton, Queensland.

Li, E., Business and Corporate Law, 2nd Edition, 2017, Thomson Reuters, Australia.

Ciro, T., Goldwasser, V., Verma R., Law and Business, 5thEdition, 2020, Oxford University Press, Docklands, Victoria.

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