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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Provides the opportunity to research and analyse the legal and regulatory framework governing partnerships and companies in the Australian context. Key legal principles will be explored with particular reference to such topics as the development of company and partnership law, types of companies, rights of members, responsibilities and duties of company officers, takeovers, and corporate insolvency.

Unit content

Topic 1: Partnership
Topic 2: The Australian Constitution and corporate law and the administration of corporate law
Topic 3: The creation of a company: Types of companies, promotion, formation and the company’s constitution
Topic 4: The capacity of the company and its agents and the rights of its members
Topic 5: Management
Topic 6: Financing and corporation
Topic 7: Takeovers
Topic 8: External administration

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 demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership law and/or corporate law
2 demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the partnership and/or corporate law contexts
3 demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and/or corporate law topics
4 demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to partnership and corporate legal issues
5 demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to partnership law and/or corporate law
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate the capacity to apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems in the partnership and/or corporate law contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate the capacity to apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to partnership and/or corporate law topics
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to partnership and corporate legal issues
    • GA2:
  5. demonstrate the capacity to communicate appropriately and effectively, expressed in well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Thomson Reuters, 2017, Corporations Legislation, Includes key section annotations, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455500102.
  • Prescribed textbook(s) and/or other resources which students must acquire or to which they must have regular and reliable access: Yogaratnam J and Xynas L, 2016, Corporations Law in Principle, 10th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-455-237961.

  • Students must acquire or have regular and reliable access to: Thomson Reuters, 2017, Corporations Legislation, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455500102.
  • Students must acquire or have regular and reliable access to: Yogaratnam J and Xynas L, 2016, Corporations Law in Principle, 10th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-455-237961.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.