Insolvency Law - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (50%) , Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00

This unit examines insolvency principles and the relevant provisions of the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act. Specific areas of study include the processes by which insolvency proceedings are instituted, different forms of administration of insolvent companies; arrangements under the Bankruptcy Act, the effect of insolvency on the debtor; and the powers and duties of the insolvency practitioner. Cross border insolvency will also be covered.

Upon successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal principles relevant to corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, liquidation ,property available to creditors in bankruptcy and liquidation; and the duties of trustees, receivers, administrators and liquidators;
  2. critically evaluate the insolvency and identify areas of reform;
  3. analyse and research complex problems relating to insolvency and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives;
  4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to insolvency and generate appropriate responses.
  • Assessment (50%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to insolvency law
2Personal insolvency
3Arrangements outside bankruptcy
6Schemes of arrangement
8Issues in cross-border insolvency

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming

This unit is an approved elective 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.

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