Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law BAA215


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 legal system; contract law principles; sale of goods; competition and consumer law; tort law; law of agency; business structures and basic 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
Coordinator Mr John Streeter|Mr Peter Dixon
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party (Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong)
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Accelerated Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 1 30/1/2023 22/2/2023 16/3/2023 30/4/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain 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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091901 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Introductory 1 hour workshop x 1; 2 hour workshop x 6; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, time and venue.

AssessmentOnline Quiz on Respondus (20%)|Case Studies (40%)|Exam via Respondus (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

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