Course Title: Advanced Company Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Company Law

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Grad School of Bus and Law


Course Coordinator: Ben Sheehy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
Australian Company Law

Course Description

This course focuses on the operations of the securities market, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and other regulatory bodies Topics include securities regulation; investigation and market manipulations; and corporate groups.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the nature and extent of the corporate entity principle and to understand how this principle applies to corporate groups;

2. critically evaluate the extent and application of the Corporations Law as it regulates the giving of financial benefits by public companies to related parties; 
3. analyse and research complex problems relating to Corporations Law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives, including the role and powers of the Australian Securities Commission and other regulatory bodies in its regulation of the Australian corporate and securities market.
4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to advanced company law and generate appropriate responses

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:
• Leading class discussion on legal problems and policy issues.
• Engaging in legal research by traditional means but also using electronic legal data bases and internet searching,
• Class presentation.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed text for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

Distributed Learning System (DLS)
This course is supported online using the Learning Hub of the DLS. The DLS gives access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. The Learning Hub of the DLS can be found at


Overview of Assessment

The courses of the RMIT School of Accounting and Law use assessment to measure and report on your achievement of capabilities against learning outcomes and to provide you with feedback on your performance and progress.
Generally, the assessment you will face may include assignments, class presentations, research projects and an end of semester examination.