This online International Business Law unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with international legislation and its impact on businesses. In the age of globalisation, the topics covered throughout this online unit are particularly important. You will gain an understanding of everything from intellectual property rights to the practices associated with obtaining insurance for transporting goods by sea.
Contract law will be discussed in general prior to exploring how such legislations apply on a global basis. You will learn about international contracts for the sale of goods, and will become familiar with the United Nations convention, often referred to as the Vienna convention, which governs such transactions.
You will learn about the international carriage of goods, and how marine insurance is acquired. The potentially complicated issue of payment in international trade will also be discussed.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Have completed the unit, Business Law, or an academic equilvanet prior to starting this unit
Areas of study
In this business law unit, the topics you will study include:
History, concepts and terms, conflicts of laws
The law of contract
The law of agency
International contracts for the sale of goods
International sale of goods and the Vienna Convention
International carriage of goods
Payment in international trade
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. 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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This unit offers is highly useful to students with an interest in pursuing careers related to international trade. You will gain a foundation of legal knowledge, and the skills and understanding necessary to apply this knowledge to hypothetical legal scenarios. Having a basic understanding of the laws of contracts and agency is useful in a wide range of careers.
You will also develop your written communication skills, as you will be required to argue with concise and appropriately selected language for each assessed task. You will also develop your problem solving skills and be encouraged to further develop your critical thinking skills.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International 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 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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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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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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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