This course aims to provide you with an elementary understanding of the current legal frameworks that apply to business and the underpinning ethics. You will examine the origins of our legal system, sources of law in Australia and Native Title. You will learn how to identify and interpret legal frameworks applicable to business, including contract law, negligence, consumer and employment law. This will give you broad legal knowledge and skills to manage business threats and opportunities.
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.||1.5hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops.||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.||1.5hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled online workshops (Recorded).||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|1||Interpret business legal frameworks and the sources of law.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Apply critical thinking and reasoning to apply legal frameworks in business operations.||Creative and critical thinker||
PC3, PC3.1, PC6.2
|3||Identify potential legal issues and plan actions for legal challenges in business settings.||Engaged||
PC3.1, PC6.1, PC6.2
|4||Communicate legal issues to the legal profession and stakeholders in business settings||Engaged||
PC1, PC1.1, PC1.2, PC1.3, PC6
|Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|PC3||Creative and Critical Thinking|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
BUS103 or LAW101 or LAW102 or LAW201 or LAW202 or LAW203 or LAW204
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
With workshops being two hours duration there will be individual and group tasks to be carried out during the class time which will provide early feedback to students. Additionally, the students will be encouraged to assess each other’s work and discuss areas of improvement.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 6||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 11||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||50%||
|Exam Period||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Legal frameworks for small business training video|
To demonstrate knowledge of legal frameworks relevant to business by creating a training video.
You will create and submit a video. Further information is available on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Business operations legal compliance report|
To demonstrate knowledge by providing a report to the manager of a business concerning legal compliance.
A management report providing a plan for legal compliance for a business. Further information is available on Canvas. This task is being used for measuring assurance of learning towards Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The following Program Learning Objective will be assessed: Program Learning Objective 3.1 - Demonstrate critical and creative thinking to identify and solve business problems and arrive at innovative solutions.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Examination|
To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business law concepts and principles as they apply in business contexts in an examination setting.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
This assessment task is an online, open-book and invigilated exam. You will need to take the exam on Canvas at a specific time and date scheduled by the University, while also attending a live Zoom session and sharing your screen for invigilation purposes. You will need a working computer device, a stable internet connection and a webcam. In the Zoom session, an invigilator will verify your identity and supervise your computer screen and webcam feed throughout the duration of the exam. In special circumstances (for example if you do not have access to a computer or a reliable internet connection), you will be able to request an exam seat in one of UniSC computer labs to take the exam on Canvas and in the presence of an invigilator in a computer lab. More details about this exam will be provided on Canvas.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Gibson and Osborne||2019||Business Law (e-book)||11th||Pearson Australia|
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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