6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Topics covered in this course include: the separate legal entity status of companies and the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution and Replaceable Rules; the company's relationship with outsiders; corporate management incorporating extensive consideration of directors duties; share capital; regulation of public fund raising; members remedies covering statutory and common law rights of action; members meetings; and forms of corporate insolvency administration.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the significance and functions of corporations as legal structures that facilitate the carrying on of business
- identify, explain and apply legislation and case law to the internal and external regulation of corporations
- develop skills in legal problem solving and analyse legal problems relating to corporations.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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