Insolvency 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

In this Insolvency Law unit you will become familiar with the process of insolvency and the role and duties of all parties involved. You will learn how insolvency proceedings are initiated, the different forms of administration and the effects of insolvency on the debtor.

As an online unit delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with RMIT University, the program provides a complete overview of insolvency law. By the end of this unit you will be able to fully understand the underlying principles of insolvency law as well as provisions relevant to the circumstances at hand.

On completion of this unit you will be familiar with relevant legislation such as the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act, and be able to apply the relevant provisions to various contexts.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol on this unit, applicants must be accepted into the Juris Doctor course, and have completed the following mandatory unt:

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

It is also recommended that applicants have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Australian Company Law

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction to insolvency law
  • Personal insolvency
  • Arrangements outside bankruptcy
  • Receiverships
  • Administration
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Liquidation
  • Issues in cross-border insolvency

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT 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 insolvency, preparing you for a career in either the legal sector or in business or finance. Undertaking the Insolvency Law unit will provide you with advanced knowledge of the laws of business and insolvency. This is highly desirable by employers as it shows you have an understanding not only of the law but also how it can be applied in a practical context.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Insolvency 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 OUAs 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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