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Company Law (BSL305)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The unit examines how Australian company law provides for the registration, operation and de-registration of companies as a form of business organisation. The legal relationships between participants in the company, between the company and the regulators and between the company and outsiders are considered.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. research, analyse and interpret relevant provisions of the Corporations Act and cases;
2. apply relevant legal concepts and principles in the analysis and solving of corporate law problems and case studies;
3. construct a coherent and logical legal argument;
4. use effective communication skills verbally and in writing with clear, concise and appropriate language.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week over 12 weeks.
This teaching pattern is applicable for offerings at Murdoch South Street.
Kaplan - SGP the teaching pattern will be 4 hours per fortnight over 12 weeks
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences There is a weekly workshop and the online Learning Management System is used to facilitate student learning. The approach to learning in this unit requires students to prepare for each session in advance, to participate in experiential learning exercises, discussions, and other activities during sessions.
External students will be required to participate online. Most sessions will include a recorded lecture component which will be available for downloading.
Other Learning Experiences Online learning activities.
Assessment A test, an essay and exam, plus additional methods to ensure the learning outcomes of the unit are achieved.
Prerequisites Successful completion of BUS165 Principles of Business Law / BSL165 Foundations of Business Law plus 24 credit points at Part II level.
Exclusions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), OR who have successfully completed BUS328 / BSL328 Company Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Business Law
Professional Accounting
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mrs Elizabeth Mansveld
Lecturer in Business Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7527
e: Silent
o: 460.2.015 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mrs Elizabeth Mansveld
Lecturer in Business Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7527
e: Silent
o: 460.2.015 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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