Business Law - 2016

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Unit summary

BLW14

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit is an introduction to law with a business focus. Students examine the nature and sources of law in Australia. Key aspects of civil law as they relate to business are explored with a particular emphasis on contract law.

Students who are completing a Curtin course and have passed both BLW14 and BLW16 prior to 2015, can have either BLW14 or BLW16 counted as an elective.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. interpret and apply the basic legal rules and principles arising in the Australian legal system
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the principle concepts and sources of law in Australia to identify and analyse legal issues
  3. construct a coherent and logical legal argument using the four step approach
  4. apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve case studies.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction and the nature and function of law
2Sources of law: Legislation and case law
3Making a contract
4Contents of a contract: Expressed terms
5Contents of a contract: Implied terms
6Performance and breach
7Remedies
8Australian consumer law
9Liability in tort law
10Business organisations

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Understanding Business Law Curtin custom Pub

    By:Customised Publication

    ISBN: 9780409339659

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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