Course Title: Corporations law

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6106

Course Title: Corporations law

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 51.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Andrew Webster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5458

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide skills and knowledge in the field of company and associations law as might be relevant to a person working in a legal office, financial institution, accounting office, government department or authority, or in the corporate section, who requires a thorough knowledge of company and associations law.

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


VU20111 Legal Process

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20125 Corporations law

Learning Outcomes

1. Examine the development of company law, compare alternative business organisations with companies, contrast different types of companies.
2. Analyse the concept of corporate liability, including the principles of separate personality and the corporate veil.
3. 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.
4. Examine the nature and regulation of shares and shareholding, and members’ rights, obligations and remedies and examine the nature of members’ meetings.
5. Examine the nature and regulation of company finance, including the nature and regulation of shares and shareholding.
6. Analyse and assess the nature and regulation of a company management.
7. Analyse the regulation of company takeovers.
8. Examine the nature and reasons for external administration of a company.
9. Analyse the processes and purpose of liquidation and winding up of a company, and the consequences for the company and its creditors.
10. analyse the legal nature of incorporated associations.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be by various methods as outlined for each of the learning outcomes. Learning outcomes may be assessed separately or together, and include tests, assignments, projects, presentations, case studies and final exams.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant curriculum standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.