Course Title: Business Law (Diploma/Associate Degree)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Law (Diploma/Associate Degree)

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.  

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.  

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)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

LAW2506

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 14,
Offsh2 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex22 (XXX1),

UGRDFlex22 (All)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex23 (ZZZZ)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

LAW2497

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex21 (ZZZZ),

UGRDFlex21 (All)

Course Coordinator: Vicki Mesiti

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5425

Course Coordinator Email: vicki.mesiti@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus, Building 80, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By email or by Appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to commercial law fundamentals relevant to business professions. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further and more specific studies in the law discipline. The course is taught through weekly lectures and tutorials in which you will examine and apply law principles related to negligence, contract law, the Australian Consumer Law and business structures. Commercial Law is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

PLO2: Apply business knowledge, social intelligence and ethical decision-making in ways that are inclusive and culturally-appropriate to produce outcomes that are, sustainable and fair.   

PLO3: Assess challenges and formulate solutions in real-world contexts.    

PLO4: Reflect on and continuously progress your own professional development, enhancing your intellectual agility and adaptability as tools for success in ever-changing business contexts.   

PLO5: Identify and explain technical and conceptual business knowledge that is both contemporary and interdisciplinary.   

   

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the AD029 Associate Degree in Business   

PLO2: Incorporate business knowledge, social intelligence and ethical decision-making in ways that are inclusive and culturally-appropriate to produce outcomes that are sustainable and fair.   

PLO3: Assess challenges and formulate innovative solutions in real-world contexts.    

PLO4: Reflect on and continuously progress your own professional development, enhancing your intellectual agility and adaptability as tools for success in ever-changing business contexts.    

PLO5: Interpret and articulate technical and conceptual business knowledge that is both contemporary and interdisciplinary.  


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

  1. Identify, interpret and apply rules and issues relating to the law.
  2. Identify, interpret and apply basic legal concepts in negligence, contract law and the Australian Consumer Law.
  3. Analyse legal problems with an appreciation of the multiple issues impacting on business and non-business legal issues.
  4. Examine and apply legislation and case law relating to business.
  5. Communicate information and concepts relating to business and non-business legal issues to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.


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 online 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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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.