Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM5794C

Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6102 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact : Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:sally.parrott@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rick Norwood Sessional Teacher

Level 5 Building 80 SAB

rick.norwood@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure 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 a cultural industry context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM09A Address legal and administrative requirements

Element:

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:
preference of interested parties
requirements of funding bodies
structure of the industry
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
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the business or project complies with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.


Details of Learning Activities

Classes wil be in seminar format in the Swansron Academic Building. Consult timetable for room and times

Students will need materials to take some notes such as laptop of pad and pen as there is no set textbook for this course.  The week’s topics are in the week by week below.  There may be further information about topics on Blackboard.  Students will have references provided to review material presented in the context of a published commercial law textbook.  There will be review notes on blackboard for each week’s topics.

Classes will consist of a  short lecture on the week’s topic where you should take notes and ask questions.  There will be a back and forth session on legal topics of interest, especially what’s in the media this week.  A case study similar to the assessment work willbe unpacked for legal implications and there will be an exploratory session using the internet.  Please bring a laptop as some classrooms have only one terminal.


Teaching Schedule

 

 

Week   Date  begins                                           Topic                                                                                                                                                                  Assessments                                                                                                                                                           
1February 10   
2February Business structures Sole traders, partnerships, companies, trustees, the crown, financing business and projects, tendering, funding and grants 
3February Business structures Assessment 1

Assignment 1 Available                                                                                                  
20%
Available week 3
Due Week 5
Short answer assignment on Business Structures which will be 20% of the overall assessment for the course
 

4March 03 Rights and responsibilities Contracting, torts esp negligence, Australian Consumer Law, Fair Trading Act, contempt and suppression orders, defamation, privacy, confidentiality 
5March 10 Rights and responsibilities  Assessment 1 due this week
6March 17(monday holiday) Rights and responsibilities  
7March 24 Rights and responsibilities  
8March 31 Regulation and compliance ASIC, companies, ATO, Not for profits commission, Worksafe and workcover,
Fair Work, ACCC, Consumer Affairs Victoria
 
 Assessment 2
40% Available week 8 Due week 15
Take home assignment where students will have a Public Relations scenario/project to consider and to analyse for the legal relationships arising. The parties must be identified and legally described; the legal relationships between various parties and in relation to various forms of property and towards other parties and persons must be identified and described. This is essentially a knowledge based assignment.

Assessment 3 40%
Available week 8 Due week 15
Take home assignment submitted through Turnitin where students will have a Puublic Relations scenario/project to consider and will answer specific questions related to legal risks arising from the project and where the students will be able to suggest alternatives to minimise or resolve problems following from those risks.

 

9April 07 Regulation and compliance  
10April 14 Regulation and compliance  
 Mid semester break18 April to 25 April  
11April 28 Regulation and compliance  
12May 05 Property and products Property laws, copyright, intellectual property, contracting property and rights. Purchasing, licensing 
13May 12 Property and products  
14May 19 Property and products  
15May 26 Property and products  Assessment 2 & 3 due this week
16June 02 Resubmissions and extensions, special help available  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

There are several commercial and business law texts available in the liibrary.  Topic notes will be referenced to Australian Business Law,  Vickery & Flood. Pearson Ed, where possible and to other references where appropriate.


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1
20%
Available week 3
Due Week 5
Short answer assignment on Business Structures which will be 20% of the overall assessment for the course

Assessment 2
40%
Available week 8
Due week 15
Take home assignment where students will have a Public Relations scenario/project to consider and to analyse for the legal relationships arising. The parties must be identified and legally described; the legal relationships between various parties and in relation to various forms of property and towards other parties and persons must be identified and described. This is essentially a knowledge based assignment.

Assessment 3:
40%
Available week 8
Due week 15
Take home assignment submitted through Turnitin where students will have a Puublic Relations scenario/project to consider and will answer specific questions related to legal risks arising from the project and where the students will be able to suggest alternatives to minimise or resolve problems following from those risks.

 

Submission Requirements
Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard. Refer to your class teacher for instructions.
AND
Include RMIT’s cover sheet (Electronic copy) must be uploaded onto Blackboard


You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

Marking (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you pass that unit of competency.

Marking (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
You will receive one of the following grades:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not yet competent

 


Assessment Matrix

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