Course Title: Australian Company Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Australian Company Law

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1026

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

LAW1026

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Spring2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

LAW2406

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG18

Course Coordinator: Professor Anthony Forsyth

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0962

Course Coordinator Email: anthony.forsyth@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
040015 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
 


Course Description

This course is an examination of the law of corporations. It begins with an overview of various business organisations and then focuses exclusively on companies. The course covers the corporate regulatory system, incorporation and its implications, corporate organs and corporate governance, directors’ rights and duties, shareholders’ rights and remedies, and insolvency.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of corporate law.
  2. Analyse and research complex problems relating to corporate law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives.
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to corporate law and generate appropriate responses.
  4. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive communication skills for a professional audience.


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 out-of-class 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

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2:
40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Examination: 50% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

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.