Course Title: Corporations Law
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2008
Course Code: LAW5136
Course Title: Corporations Law
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)
Course Contact : Andrew Webster
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5458
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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 51
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
LAW5040 Legal Process [VBM898]
This module covers types of companies and development of company law, companies and alternative business structures, regulation of companies, company promoters and pre-registration contracts, company constitution/replaceable rules, a company’s dealings with outsiders, registration of a company, membership – rights, obligations and remedies, capital raising by a company, company management, company takeovers, external administration, winding up and associations.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBM910 Corporations Law
1. Specify and analyse the development of company law, compare alternative business organisations with companies, and contrast different types of companies.
2. Determine, specify and assess the authority, duties and liabilities of company promoters, the nature of a company’s internal governance rules, and specify and apply the procedure necessary to register a company.
3. Examine the nature and regulation of shares and shareholding, and members’ rights, obligations and remedies.
4. Examine the nature and regulation of company finance.
5. Analyse and assess the nature and regulation of company management.
6. Analyse the regulation of company takeovers.
7. Examine the nature and reasons for external administration of a company.
8. Analyse the processes and purpose of liquidation and winding up of a company, and the consequences for the company and its creditors.
9. Analyse the legal nature of associations, and the powers, duties and liabilities of members and office bearers.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will study the principles of company and associations law in class sessions, practical sessions and through prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of the application in the real world and simulated environments.
|Week 1- 11th Feb||Define "company." The development of company law, a comparison of alternative business organisations.|
|Week 2 -18th Feb||A comparison of various types of companies|
|Week 3-25th Feb||Company promoters and registration of company|
|Week 4 - 3rd Mar||The company’s internal governance rules|
|Week 5 -10th Mar||Dealings with outsiders|
|Week 6 - 17th Mar||Shares and Shareholding||Portfolio Part 1 worth 15% due in at Level 13 with Assignment Attachment Form completed|
|Mid Semester Break 20th - 26th Mar|
|Week 7 - 31st Mar||Members’ rights, obligations and remedies||Class test 1 worth 35% on learning outcomes 1 to 4|
|Week 8 - 7th April||The nature and regulation of company finance|
|Week 9 - 14th April||Company management|
|Week 10 - 21st April||Company management|
|Week 11 - 28th April||Company management|
|Week 12 - 5th May||Company Takeovers|
|Week 13 -12th May||External Administration|
|Week 14 - 19th May||Liquidation|
|Week 15 - 26th May||Associations||Portfolio Part 2 worth 15% due in at Level 13 with Assignment Attachment Form completed|
|Week 16 - 2nd June||Revision|
|Week 17 - 9th June||Class test 2 worth 35% on learning outcomes 5 to 9|
|Week 18 - 16th June||Feedback on course, assessment etc|
"Company Law" by Russell Hinchy and Peter McDermott together with "Fundamental Company Legislation " PEARSON Prentice Hall
Lipton P and Herzberg A, "Understanding Company Law," 13th edition, The Lawbook Company Hanrahan P, Ramsay I and Stapleton G, "Commercial Applications of Company Law," CCH, Australia Ford HAJ and Ramsay RP, "Ford's Principles of Company Law" Butterworths, Australia Woodward S, Bird H and Sievers S,"Corporations Law: In Principle" Lawbook Company
Australian Securities and Investment Commission http://www.asic.gov.au
Australian Legal Information Institute http://www.austlii.edu.au/
Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation http://cclsr.law.unimelb.edu.au/
Overview of Assessment
Assessment consists of written tests and assignments
There are 2 written tests, each worth 35%.test 1 will cover Learning Outcomes 1 to 4 and test 2 will cover Learning Outcomes 5 to 9. The written tests , under "Open Book" conditions, will focus on the students’ ability to solve problems and provide meaningful solutions to a set of questions asked of them. The tests will be conducted in the classroom and will cover the elements set out in the learning outcomes.
There are 2 parts , each worth 15%. The portfolio will be based on a collection of newspaper, magazine, journal articles, statutory and/or regulatory documents relating to any of the learning outcomes. Students are expected to determine and set out the legal issues set out in the articles and/or complete the tasks set by the teacher, for example but not limited to, answering questions, producing and filling out forms and documents. The portfolio will be divided into Part 1 covering Learning Outcomes 1 to 4 and Part 2 covering Learning Outcomes 5 to 9.
|1 to 4||Test 1(35%)||Part 1(15%)|
|5 to 9||Test 2 (35%)||part 2 (15%)|
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