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Issues in Commercial and Financial Services Law

Postgraduate | UNE-LSSU594 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Issues in Commercial and Financial Services Law

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of aspects of the Australian legal system, its sources of law, and how the system operates in relation to regulating business and commercial activities;
    2. use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgment in demonstrating the application of principles of relevant case law and legislation to particular sets of facts;
    3. demonstrate an advanced understanding of how the legal system operates in relation to regulating business and commercial activities; and also develop and present skilled analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of business structure choices; and
    4. identify and critically analyse, synthesise, and consolidate a persuasive and coherent legal argument that applies the principles of corporations law, especially corporate governance rules, to complex fact situations and identify remedies available for their enforcement.
    5. identify the Chapter 7 obligations for retail clients for the use of FSG and SoA; as well as the consequences for breach reporting; the penalty regime and compliance with AML/CTF, as well as the privacy laws.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting


  • UNE-MPA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Accounting


Candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Professional Accounting

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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

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