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Business Law (11220.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (203509) - View
  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (195538) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194219) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (197229) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184781) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184780) - View
  • Global Pathways Program Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, SVKM (192287) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (189924) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, NSI-SL (190539) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (190193) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183373) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183051) - View

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This unit aims to provide students with a basic foundation in the Australian legal system, which will assist them to develop problem-solving strategies in relation to questions of law. It will focus on topics including contract law, consumer protection, negligence, property law, business organisation and ethics and trade practices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an ability to solve legal problems in a range of contexts;

2. Analyse material from a variety of sources to produce a coherent piece of advice for a hypothetical client, outlining the likely legal consequences of certain actions or inactions in areas including contract law, negligence, property law, and trade practices law; and

3. Identify and discuss selected ethical issues related to the application of the law in a business context.

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Contact Hours

Three hours per week (a 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial).





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6225 Business Law G

Equivalent Units

4977 Introduction to Business Law

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