BTX3100 - Sustainability regulation for business - 2019

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.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Wayne Gumley


Mr Wayne Gumley

Unit guides



  • Winter semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit introduces students to legal and regulatory perspectives on global environmental challenges, with a focus on the effectiveness of relevant regulatory models. Topics include principles of sustainable development, property rights and common law remedies, and various statutory models for protection of natural resources and ecosystem services.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and understand the nature of global environmental challenges facing business enterprises
  2. identify and understand how the principles of sustainable development have been incorporated into regulatory models for protection of natural resources and ecosystem services
  3. investigate and analyse case studies exploring the effectiveness of relevant regulatory models.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

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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