Finance 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: Swinburne University of Technology
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

When you study this online Finance Law unit provided by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia you will gain a detailed knowledge of both statutory and common laws that have an effect on the finance industry. The unit aims to give you a complete overview of how different laws can affect the financial industry and allows you to develop a clear understanding of the legal frameworks regulating this sector.

Not only will you develop your academic knowledge but you will also learn how to apply this knowledge to practical problems occurring in everyday business. The unit has a great focus on commercial awareness as it is important to understand how the knowledge attained through the unit will be useful in your everyday career.

Furthermore, this unit will give you the skills necessary to critically evaluate legal issues occurring between banks and regulators and also banks and consumers, allowing you to formulate legal arguments for both sides. These essential practical skills are important for career development and also to attaining a better understanding of finance laws.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Business Law

Areas of study

In this Finance Law unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to finance law
  • Banking customers
  • Accounts
  • Duties of a banker
  • Cheques (including duties of a customer and negligence)
  • Guarantees and consumer protection
  • Lending on real and personal property (including the torrens system and mortgages)
  • Electronic banking

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

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?

This unit will give you valuable insight into the laws of the finance sector, preparing you for a career in either the legal sphere or in commercial finance. The unit may also open other career pathways as a comprehensive understanding of finance law is a desirable knowledge base for any employee in working in the private sector.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Finance Law from Swinburne 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 may be 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 a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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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