Business Law

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Gain a deeper understanding of laws relevant to businesses and corporations by studying this online Business Law unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University.

The unit has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of key aspects of civil law in relation to businesses, and is a great learning opportunity for business professionals and law students alike.

Beyond a basic understanding of the nature and function of law, as well as legislation and how case law works, the unit has a strong emphasis on contract law.

Students will learn how to draw up a contract, include expressed and implied terms, and understand when a contract is breached and how to remedy such circumstances, should they arise.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Foundations of Business Law

Areas of study

In this business law unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction and the nature and function of law
  • Sources of law – legislation and case law
  • Making a contract
  • Contents of a contract – expressed terms
  • Contents of a contract – implied terms
  • Performance and breach
  • Remedies
  • Australian consumer law
  • Liability in tort law
  • Business organisations

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

For business professionals looking to gain a competitive edge and advance their career potential, this unit is a great starting point.

The skills and knowledge developed in this unit mean you walk away with a deeper understanding of contract law and the civil laws relevant to businesses.

You’ll also be able to:

  • Apply basic legal rules and principles to business contexts based upon the Australian legal system
  • Identify and analyse legal issues using a foundational understanding of the principle concepts and sources of Australian law
  • Use the four step approach to develop coherent and logically sound legal arguments
  • Solve case studies through the application of legal concepts and principles

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Law from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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