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Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply sound knowledge of the laws (both statutory and common law) which impact on business activity and the finance industry
  2. Evaluate and synthesise legal issues pertaining to 3 main areas of Finance Law: the Australian Banking System; Overview of Superannuation regulation; and Insurance law
  3. Articulate the legal and ethical responsibilities of participants in the finance industry.
    • Brief introduction to the Australian legal system
    • Introduction to finance law
    • Banking customers
    • Accounts
    • Duties of a banker
    • Cheques (including duties of a customer and negligence)
    • Guarantees and consumer protection
    • Lending on real and personal property (including the torrens system and mortgages)
    • Electronic banking


Student must complete 10 subjects prior to enrolling in this subject

Special requirements

No special requirements

The aim of this subject is to enable students to gain an understanding of the laws which impact on the finance industry. Detailed consideration is given to the role of regulators, the banker-customer relationship, cheques and electronic banking. The subject also examines laws relating to the obtaining of finance and securing re-payment.

  • Take home problem analysis— Individual (40-60%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Individual (40-60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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Bachelor of Business

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  • Co-Major in Advertising (this Co-Major is currently in teach-out)
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  • Co-Major in Economics (not for Finance students)
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  • Co-Major in Finance (for Economics students)
  • Co-Major in Information Systems
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