Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law BFA601


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.


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 Mr John Streeter
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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

  • Explain how the Australian business and corporations' law is applied to real life situations faced by business managers.
  • Critically analyse everyday legal problems and the application of the Australian business and corporations’ law to resolve them independently.
  • Conduct legal research into recent developments in business and corporate law in Australia.
  • Communicate in written and oral forms to convey information relating to Australian business and corporations’ law to diverse audiences.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,701.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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Teaching Pattern

4 x 3-hour workshops (in addition a 1-hour orientation workshop will be held in week 1)
Weekly pre-recorded lectures on MyLO

AssessmentOpen Book Test (40%)|Presentations (15%)|Research Paper (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Fitzpatrick, J & Symes, C; Veljanovski, A; and Parker, D, Business and Corporations, 4th Edition, Lexis Nexis, Chatswood, N.S.W.


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