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Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A Session 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Designed for those students contemplating a career in business, either within the accounting profession or within the business environment itself. Students will be taught basic legal referencing, citation and problem solving skills. Students receive an understanding of the Papua New Guinean system of government with particular focus on the legal system and, then, various topics are examined which are of relevance to those working within the Papua New Guinean business community. Particular attention is given to the law of contract.

Unit content

1 The Papua New Guinea Legal System 
2 Contracts - Intention 
3 Contracts - Agreement 
4 Contracts - Consideration 
5 Contracts - Capacity 
6 Contracts - Genuine Consent 
7 Contracts - Legality and Form 
8 Contracts - Construction of Contract 
9 Contracts - Discharge 
10 Contracts - Remedies for a Breach 
11 Sale of Goods 
12 Consumer Protection 
13 Business Organizations and Ethics 
14 Bankruptcy

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 Understand the Papua New Guinean Constitution and its significance for the governance of Papua New Guinea.
2 Describe Papua New Guinea's system of government
3 Understand the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business
4 Recognise the basic principles of the law of contract and apply them to resolve legal problems
5 Identify, state and apply the law in the areas of business organisations and bankruptcy
6 Understand the importance of ethics in business
7 Use correct legal citation and academic referencing.

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

  1. Understand the Papua New Guinean Constitution and its significance for the governance of Papua New Guinea.
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  2. Describe Papua New Guinea's system of government
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  3. Understand the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business
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  4. Recognise the basic principles of the law of contract and apply them to resolve legal problems
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  5. Identify, state and apply the law in the areas of business organisations and bankruptcy
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  6. Understand the importance of ethics in business
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  7. Use correct legal citation and academic referencing.
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Prescribed texts

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