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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Investigates the basic legal concepts involved in sport. The unit addresses the legal rights and responsibilities of sporting organisations and all those involved in sport, whether they are acting in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Unit content

Topic 1: The sport/law intersection and legal nature of sporting organisations 
Topic 2: Alternative dispute resolution in sport 
Topic 3: Sporting contracts and industrial relations in sport 
Topic 4: Legal issues in sport sponsorship and sport marketing 
Topic 5: Conduct of sporting tribunals 
Topic 6: Sport and civil liability 
Topic 7: Risk management and insurance 
Topic 8: Sport and criminal liability 
Topic 9: Drugs in sport 
Topic 10: Ethical considerations in sport 
Topic 11: Current issues in sport

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse the growing interaction between sport and the law;
2 outline the legal nature and structures of sporting organisations;
3 describe the legal responsibilities of players, spectators, employers and officials;
4 explain how to effectively identify and manage the legal risks associated with the sporting environments;
5 evaluate the development of alternative dispute mechanisms;
6 examine current sport law issues in an ethically responsible environment.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the growing interaction between sport and the law;
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  2. outline the legal nature and structures of sporting organisations;
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    • GA4:
  3. describe the legal responsibilities of players, spectators, employers and officials;
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. explain how to effectively identify and manage the legal risks associated with the sporting environments;
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. evaluate the development of alternative dispute mechanisms;
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  6. examine current sport law issues in an ethically responsible environment.
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Healey, D, 2009, Sport and the Law, 4th edn, NSW University Press, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.