Course Title: Australian Company Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Australian Company Law

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW1026

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

LAW1026

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Spring2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Spring2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Spring2021

LAW2406

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG19,
OUAS1PG20,
OUAS1PG21

Course Coordinator: Anthony Forsyth

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 0962

Course Coordinator Email: Anthony.Forsyth @rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

040015 - LAW1019/LAW2396 Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

049813 – LAW2527/LAW2528 Advanced Contract Law


 


Course Description

This course is an examination of the law of corporations. It begins with an overview of various business organisations and then focuses exclusively on companies. The course covers the corporate regulatory system, incorporation and its implications, corporate organs and corporate governance, directors’ rights and duties, shareholders’ rights and remedies, and insolvency.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of corporate law.
  2. Analyse and research complex problems relating to corporate law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives.
  3. Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to corporate law and generate appropriate responses.
  4. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive communication skills for a professional audience.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and out-of-class activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2:
40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Examination: 50% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.