Issues in Commercial and Financial Services Law
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Online & on-campus
Subjects may require attendance
- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting.
- 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
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other 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.
This subject is for non-law students only. It provides foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and legal principles for business organisational structures and their underlying regulation. Topics include the Australian legal system and business law, structures and corporate governance, member’s rights and remedies, corporate finance and liability, companies in distress, external administration, financial services law and more. You'll focus on the legal framework for the provision of financial advice and financial products and requirements and obligations of the Australian financial services licensees under Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). You'll grasp the use of statute and case law in analysing commercial relationships, and gain skills in finding relevant law using legal libraries. These skills are vital in many professions, such as executives, auditors, accountants, management consultants, financial planners/advisers, administrators, and teachers.
Written Assignment: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Final Examination: Open Book Examination 2 hrs 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assignment (40%)
- Open Book Examination (60%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 09 Jun 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.