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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

Addresses the fundamental principles governing commercial law. Focuses on the common law and statutory principles relating to commercial transactions, including the sale of goods, e-commerce, credit law, agency and insurance. Also discusses other related areas, including the law of trusts, partnerships, bankruptcy and bailment.

Unit content

Topic 1 Agency
Topic 2 Sale of goods
Topic 3 Credit law
Topic 4 E-commerce
Topic 5 Guarantees
Topic 6 Bailments
Topic 7 Trusts
Topic 8 Partnerships
Topic 9 Insurance
Topic 10 Bankruptcy
Topic 11 Ethics

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 explain the benefits of ethics within the context of commercial law
2 demonstrate an understanding and evaluate the different issues of commercial law
3 demonstrate a high level of understanding and application of the legal principles governing the sale of goods; bailments; credit transactions and guarantees; e-commerce; insurance and bankruptcy
4 demonstrate skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.

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

  1. explain the benefits of ethics within the context of commercial law
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding and evaluate the different issues of commercial law
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate a high level of understanding and application of the legal principles governing the sale of goods; bailments; credit transactions and guarantees; e-commerce; insurance and bankruptcy
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • Turner, C & Trone, J, 2019, Australian Commercial Law, 32st edn, Thomson Reuters. ISBN: 9780455241395.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.