School Of Law

Commercial LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200432.3


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Incompatible Units
200014 - Commercial Law

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business course. Other students wishing to take this unit as an elective need approval from the Academic Course Advisor. The online offerings for this unit are only available to students enrolled in the 100% online course 2770 Master of Commerce (Financial Planning).

About this Unit
In this unit, students learn about the concepts of law, its impact on businesses, and how to apply the law to solve practical legal problems that arise in business. The unit is designed to help you identify where potential legal issues or problems can arise in business. It deals with concepts of Australian law and commercial legal obligations that are of importance both to professional practice and to studies in later units. The unit topics are: Australian Legal Institutions and Sources of Law, Case Law and Doctrine of Precedent, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, The Australian Federation and Concepts of Constitutional Law, Principles of Tortious Liability, the formation, vitiation, performance and discharge of contracts, forms of business structure, consumer transactions, consumer protection and agency.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students in the online delivery offering of the unit require access to a computer and need to be fairly proficient computer users.

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