Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law in Practice BFA601


This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches students how to apply corporate legal theory to solve legal problems. These are essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management. The unit combines business and corporate law including the sources of law in Australia; how to read and understand legislation and case law; basic corporate structures; contract law principles; tort law; agency and consumer law in an Australian business law context.


Unit name Business and Corporate Law in Practice
Unit code BFA601
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Mr John Streeter
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply commercial law to complex authentic business situations.
  • Critique the application of Australian business and corporate law to contemporary business activity.
  • Solve authentic business and corporate law problems in a contemporary Australian business context.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


AssessmentPresentation (15%)|Business case study (25%)|Group case presentation (25%)|Final Exam (35%)
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Fitzpatrick, J & Symes, C; Veljanovski, A; and Parker, D, Business and Corporations, 3rd Edition, Lexis Nexis, Chatswood, N.S.W.


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