Business & Corporations Law

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

The Business & Corporations Law unit offered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University explores the legal environment in which business professionals operate, touching upon criminal law and focusing on Australian civil law. Students will be made aware of the sources of law and the differences, and relationship, between common law and statutory law.

The unit puts particular emphasis on the areas of law which are relevant to accountants providing professional accountancy services. Students will also be made aware of the role legislation plays in the external business environment, and how legislative changes may influence business strategy. Upon completion of the course, successful students will understand the law of negligence, contract law, and company law, and will be able to apply their understanding of these areas of law to a range of situations.

Eligibility

Applicants must have been accepted into one of the following courses:

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Areas of study

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

  • Australian legal system
  • Negligence
  • Contract law
  • Introduction to contract law
  • Elements of a simple contract
  • Contents of a contract
  • Remedies for breach of contract
  • Intro to corporations law: some basics
  • Registration and its consequences
  • Internet rues of a company
  • Membership of a company
  • Shares and debenture; management of companies and directors’ duties; corporate liability; insolvency and charges

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?

This online unit is likely to provide advantages to anyone who plans on pursuing a business career, and may be particularly beneficial to those who are intent upon going into professional accounting. Successful students will complete this course with a basic foundation of knowledge of the Australian legal system, including sources of law, and regulatory mechanisms, and will have a more in-depth understanding of contracts, negligence, and corporation law.

The contract law segment of the course details the elements of a simple contract, contents of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract. Corporation law accounts for the other main focus of the unit, and covers registration of a corporation, membership of a company, shares and debenture, directors’ duties, management of companies, corporate liability, and insolvency and charges. Equipped with this knowledge you can help ensure that individuals and companies alike remain in the right.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business & Corporations Law from RMIT 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 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 FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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