Course Title: Commercial Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Commercial Law

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST1016

City Campus

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

JUST1022

Kolej Metropolitan

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09

JUST1023

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09

JUST2228

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009

LAW2442

City Campus

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

LAW2442

City Campus

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

LAW2446

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 10

LAW2446

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

LAW2447

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010

LAW2447

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Vaitiekunas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5881

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.vaitiekunas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to commercial law fundamentals relevant to business professions. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further and more specific studies in the law discipline. The course is taught through weekly lectures and tutorials in which you will examine and apply law principles related to negligence, contract law, the Australian Consumer Law and business structures. Commercial Law is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify, interpret and apply rules and issues relating to the law.
  2. Identify, interpret and apply basic legal concepts in negligence, contract law and the Australian Consumer Law.
  3. Analyse legal problems with an appreciation of the multiple issues impacting on business and non-business legal issues.
  4. Examine and apply legislation and case law relating to business.
  5. Communicate information and concepts relating to business and non-business legal issues to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Exam: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.