Course Title: Apply legal principles in corporation law matters

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: BUSM8846C

Course Title: Apply legal principles in corporation law matters

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6164 - Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing

Course Contact: Callie Harvey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5772

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Joseph Detering 

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish business structures and prepare associated documentation within corporation law frameworks. It applies to individuals who work under supervision and evaluate information from a variety of sources to complete and despatch required information. Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG513 Apply legal principles in corporation law matters


1. Identify laws and principles of corporation law

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source knowledge of corporation law and related legislation

1.2 Identify different types of business structures and clearly outline their structure, personnel, legal obligations, establishment procedures and purpose

1.3 Identify differences between proprietary companies and public companies, and clearly outline the legal obligations, criteria and purpose of each


2. Enhance professional practice through application of relevant corporation law principles to business structures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify consequences of incorporation

2.2 Identify structure, contents and purposes of an organisation’s memorandum of association and articles of association

2.3 Identify other specific activities relevant to corporation law


3. Undertake administrative tasks associated with corporation law

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare forms, documents and annexures at appropriate time, present to designated person for review and sign-off, and lodge with appropriate government department

3.2 Make arrangements for documents to be despatched, signed and witnessed by appropriate parties

3.3 Provide assistance in preparing company prospectus where required

3.4 Arrange meetings as necessary to discuss nature of debenture and assets underwriting the charge

3.5 Undertake appropriate searches and obtain search documents from relevant agencies

3.6 Prepare forms and documents related to administration of charges at appropriate time, present to designated person for review and sign-off, and lodge with appropriate government department

3.7 Determine types of costs for legal services in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements

3.8 Make arrangements for documents to be despatched, signed and witnessed by appropriate parties

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This semester we will be learning remotely through Collaborate Ultra Sessions.

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and discussion activities.

The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and may include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative activities will include group discussions, group problem-solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment. We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

This course will be delivered via our existing learning management system, Canvas.  This means that, for the foreseeable future, there will be no face-to-face classes in any of the units for which you are enrolled.

Classes in each of your units will still take place in their normal scheduled time-slots, but instead of being conducted in a face-to-face mode, your teachers will utilise the Collaborate Ultra platform to deliver ‘live’ online classes.  These classes delivered online will not only provide you with the required learning materials for those sessions, but they will also enable interactions with your teachers and fellow students via forums or discussion boards.

This course guide contains information that describes course aspects that don’t change and are locked in well ahead of the semester. Any information that differs due to changes of delivery is a consequence of COVID-19. Your course coordinator will advise you as to the correct details via Canvas.


Teaching Schedule

This course is comprised of one competency: BSBLEG513 Apply Legal Principles in Corporation Law Matters


Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

  • Program overview and requirements
  • MyRMIT/Canvas
  • Overview of assessment requirements
  • Pre-Training Review including:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
    • Assessment of current skills and knowledge
  • Competency/Grading Criteria
  • Plagiarism
  • Appeals
  • Extensions
  • Feedback
  • Privacy
  • Submission requirements
  • Resubmission policy
  • Where to get support
  • Student responsibilities 

The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Course Schedule:  Apply legal principles in corporation law matters, Semester 2, 2020





Week 1

July 6


Introduction to the course

Comparison between business organizations and companies


Week 2

July 13


Comparison with other business organizations.

Nature and sources of company law.

Fundamental concepts and terms.



Week 3

July 20

1.2, 3.5

Classification of companies

Governing legislation

Role of ASIC, ASX.

Jurisdiction of Courts.


Week 4

July 27

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.7

Registration of companies, Internal governance/the company constitution, Introduction to directors


Week 5

August 3

2.3, 3.6, 3.8

Dealings with outsiders

Shares and Shareholding


Week 6

August 10

2.3, 3.6, 3.8

Shares and Shareholding, Members rights, obligations, and remedies.

Assessment Task 1 due

Week 7

August 17

2.2, 3.3, 3.4 

Shares and Shareholding, Members rights, obligations, and remedies. Company Finance


Week 8

August 24

2.3, 3.3, 3.4

Company Finance


Mid-Semester Break 

Week 9 September 7


Company management - Directors, company officers, duties of directors, company officers.


Week 10

September 14


Duties of directors, company officers


Week 11

September 21

2.3 Takeovers, External Administration

Assessment Task 2 due

Week 12

September 28


External Administration


Week 13

October 5


External Administration, Liquidation/Winding Up


Week 14

October 12

1, 2, 3 - all elements to be assessed



Week 15

October 19

1, 2, 3. 

Assessment Task 3 due in class

Week 16

October 26

1, 2, 3.

Deferred assessments, Resubmissions


Week 17

2 November


Grade Entry



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT website's Online Learning Hub.

The online learning materials listed include:

  • Course outlines
  • Power point Presentations
  • Supporting Reading material
  • Industry relevant articles
  • Activities.


Overview of Assessment

 In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • prepare and lodge accurate and appropriate documentation at required stages of legal process
  • conduct all duties according to legislative and organisational requirements
  • provide assistance to others to achieve joint outcomes when necessary.

Knowledge evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • outline scope of job role in the context of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • explain relevant court processes
  • summarise current corporation law principles
  • outline legal processes required in this role
  • outline documentation required in corporation law matters
  • discuss organisation s required policies and procedures pertinent to this role

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the legal services administration field of work and include access to:

  • appropriate legislation and regulations relevant to corporation law and common legal matters
  • workplace policies and procedures and reference materials
  • background information on courts, their jurisdiction and behavioural requirements
  • office equipment and resources.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

Assessment Tasks

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must satisfactorily complete the criteria for each of the three assessments in this course.


Assessment Task 1: Investigating the regulations of Corporations Law

Due: 11:59PM Sunday 16 August 2020

The aim of this assessment is for students to investigate aspects of the regulation of corporations’ law in Australia and to gain better knowledge and understanding on number of corporations’ law principles and concepts.


Assessment Task 2: Company Registration and Role of ASIC Portfolio

Due: 11:59PM Sunday 27 September 2020

This task will assist in the development of teamwork skills via the researching aspects of Corporations law including the registration & subsequent governance & compliance requirements for companies once registered together with the role of ASIC. It also assesses relevant statute and common law principles.


Assessment Task 3: Online Assessment

Due: In-class during Week 15

The purpose of this assessment is to assess your knowledge required to establish business structures and prepare associated documentation within corporation law frameworks.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix that maps all the assessments is available on CANVAS.

Other Information

Submission Requirements

  • Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.


Resubmissions (VET Programs)

If you are found to be unsuccessful (Not satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.


Penalties for Late Submission 

Late submissions of assignments without special consideration or extension will automatically be considered a re-submission (see above).


Extensions, Special Consideration and Adjustment to Assessments


Extensions are available for unforeseen circumstances of a short-term nature.

An application form must be submitted to the school at least one working day before the due date of the assessment.

Extensions can be approved for a maximum of one week (seven calendar days) past the due date for an assessment. (Where students need an extension exceeding one week they must instead apply for special consideration.)


Special consideration:

Special consideration is available for unexpected circumstances outside students’ control. These include but are not limited to: unexpected short-term ill health, and unavoidable family, work, cultural or religious commitments.

An application for special consideration is made in advance of an assessment wherever possible but will normally be accepted within five working days after the assessment date

For more information, see the Special Consideration page of the RMIT website.


Adjustments to Assessment:

RMIT provides several adjustments to assessment for students experiencing ongoing or long-term circumstances. Find the right one for your circumstances here.


Changes to the Assessment Scheme

Where a change to assessment approved by the Dean/head of school changes an assessment due date, students will be given at least five working days’ notice of the new due date.



You can expect to receive marks and feedback on in-course assessment work in time to improve your performance in related assessment tasks later in the course.


Academic Integrity and Misconduct

Students demonstrate academic integrity in their assessment practices by:

  • engaging with assessment activities in an honest way;
  • providing accountability for the authorship and originality of work submitted;
  • acknowledging the work of others and the re-use of original work.

Academic misconduct is addressed in accordance with the Student conduct policy

Assessment involving research with human participants, their information or their tissue, or animal subjects is carried out in accordance with the Staff ethics and integrity policy.

For further information see the Academic Integrity website.


Review and Appeal

A student may request a review of an assessment result or appeal a final course grade in accordance with the Conduct of assessment and appeals section of the Assessment Processes.


Grade Criteria

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

The following grades are available for this course.

Vocational education grades:

CA - Competency Achieved

NYC - Not Yet Competent

DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment


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