Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law BFA601

Introduction

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and 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. The unit combines topics that are necessary for a consideration of business and corporate law including: the sources of law in Australia; how to read and understand legislation and case law; basic business organisations; contract law principles, (including a consideration of terms in a contract and rights on breach of contract); liability in tort law; agency and consumer law; Australian corporate law and corporate governance principles.

Summary

Unit name Business and Corporate Law
Unit code BFA601
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability|Law
Coordinator Doctor Mary (Jan) Charbonneau
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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
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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Research and explain Australian business and corporate law and critique its application.
  • Apply the law to complex authentic legal situations.
  • Seek and reflect on feedback to improve learnings.
  • Present advice both in oral and written forms in respect to 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
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,701.00

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Teaching

AssessmentTest (10%)|Presentation (10%)|Exam (50%)|Case study and reflection (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Fitzpatrick, J & Symes, C; Veljanovski, A; and Parker, D, Business and Corporations, 3rd Edition, Lexis Nexis, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Recommended

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