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Company Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW30013

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This is a (Priestley 11) unit (VLAB required area of study) completion is required for eligibility for admission to practice as a legal practitioner in Australia

This unit examines the law governing the incorporation, regulation and operation of Australian companies. It includes the rights and obligations of those who operate or deal with companies and those of its members. Students are enabled, through the study of cases, statutes and other material, to acquire an understanding of, and competence in, Australian company law and policy.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Evaluate Australian company law in a broader regulatory, social or economic context
  • Locate and interpret relevant legislation and case law and apply it to a given factual scenario
  • Communicate with clients and others to advise them about their rights and obligations in terms of identified company law
  • Conduct company law related research and use the results of that research in the synthesis of a legal argument.