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Introduction to Business Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW10004

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 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.


  • 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

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