Tort Liability for Business

Qualification: Learn what constitutes a tort, and what doesn’t, within the business arena, including defamation, negligence and assessment of damage.
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
Course Unit Tort Liability for Business will teach you the foundations and processes of tort law, and is provided online by Curtin University.

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About this unit

Tort Liability for Business will teach you to safeguard your business from legal persecution, and to pursue legal action where required.

Delivered by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, you will learn what constitutes a tort and what their varying impacts are on businesses. Contributing to a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), the unit covers a range of tort laws relevant to business, including negligence, intentional infliction of purely economic loss, defamation, trespass, class actions and societal demands.

Upon completion of this unit of study you will be proficient at discussing and reporting on business related tort law with the appropriate language and expression for a legal or business environment.

Eligibility

You must have successfully completed the following unit before enrolling:

  • Business Law

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction to torts
  • Principles of tort liability, overview of negligence & duty of care
  • The duty of care
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Damage
  • Professional negligence & pure economic loss
  • Damages & defences
  • Intentional infliction of purely economic loss – an overview and vicarious liability
  • Defamation
  • Nuisance

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?

Tort Liability for Business will help you protect your business from legal action. Gain the ability to analyse relevant laws in order to build a case to pursue or defend against legal action.

Upon completion of this course you will be confident in identifying, analysing and discussing legal concepts and cases.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Tort Liability for Business 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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