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Introduction to Business Law

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW10004
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit introduces students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Consumer Protection,
Intellectual property, Business entities, Business ownership and Employment issues.

Content

Foundations: Introducing the law; Understanding the Australian legal system and studying law
Legal consequences: Causing harm – Torts (effects of negligence); Making deals – Formation of Contracts; Dealing with consumers – Australian Consumer Law; Protecting Intellectual property
Business ownership: Choosing a business entity (sole trader, partnership or corporation); Business ownership and employment