Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM6266C

Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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 ensures that the business or project complies with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. It covers the skills needed by those setting up and managing the legal and administrative aspects of businesses, and projects in a cultural industry context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM09A Address legal and administrative requirements


1. Establish legal structures for businesses or projects

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Examine the legal options for setting up a business or project to determine the most suitable structure, taking into account:

1.1.1 preference of interested parties

1.1.2 requirements of funding bodies

1.1.3 structure of the industry

1.1.4 subsequent ownership transfer considerations
1.2 Investigate legal rights and responsibilities of the business/project to ensure they are understood and the business/project is adequately protected
1.3 Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence


2. Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ascertain the statutory and regulatory requirements affecting the way the business operates and take appropriate steps to ensure adequate cover and full compliance
2.2 Identify the insurance requirements fully to ensure cover and minimise risk
2.3 If required, secure registration of the business in accordance with owner/operator preferences and legal requirements
2.4 Investigate any specific legal questions of particular relevance to the industry
2.5 Maintain legal documents accurately and securely, keep relevant records and update to ensure their ongoing security and accessibility


3. Establish rights to materials, products/services

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Seek information on any procurement rights needed to ensure that the implications are fully understood
3.2 Explore conditions applying to materials, products and services fully to ensure compliance with legal and contractual requirements
3.3 Identify fully the cost of procurement rights to materials, products and services and include in ongoing financial planning
3.4 Explore fully the rights and responsibilities applying to use of products, materials and services to ensure accurate information is communicated to customers
3.5 Seek legal advice on contractual rights and obligations as required, to clarify liabilities 


4. Secure rights to materials/products/ services

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess materials, products and services to determine procurement rights
4.2 Ensure that contractual procurement rights are secured

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed
learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace
research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

Week ActivityPerformance Criteria
2No classes 
3Task 1A & B - IP registration and Australian trademarks1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
4Task 2 - Copyright - Corporate
1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
5Project 1 - Brand evolution & IP Infringements
1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
6Task 3 - Creative Commons1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
7Task 4A - Copyright - Education 1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
8Task 4B - Guest Speaker, RMIT Copyright Manager1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
9Project 1 - Brand evolution & IP Infringements (cont)
1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
10Task 5 - Print and packaging regulations
1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
 Mid Semester Break22/04 - 29/04
11AG Ideas Conference1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
12Task 6 - Font and Image EULA’s1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
13Project 1 - Brand evolution & IP Infringements (cont)1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
14Project 1 - In class presentations & report
1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
15Project 1 - In class presentations & report1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
16Course assessment1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Recommended Texts
Graphic Designers & Copyright, B131v01, Australian Copyright Council © April 2008 [ISBN 9781920778132]

Protect Your Creative, Design Victoria, © 2009 State Government of Victoria


References            Commonwealth of Australia Law        Intellectual Property Australia            Australian Copyright Council        Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)            The Arts Law Centre of Australia        Creative Commons Australia        Creative Commons (International)             iCommons (International)            Find Law Australia

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

In-class tasks
1 x project

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 -     Intellectual property laws        15%
Task 2 -     Copyright - Corporate             10%
Task 3 -     Creative Commons                 10%
Task 4 -     Copyright - Education Part A   10%
Task 4 -     Copyright - Education Part B   5%
Task 5 -     Print & packaging regulations  10%
Task 6 -     Font & Image EULA’s               10%

Project 1 -     Brand evolution & IP infringements     20%
                      Presentation of project           10%

Assessment Matrix

Mark table:

CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC  Competency with Credit
CA  Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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