Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Contact Alain Grossbard
Course Contact Phone +(61 3) 9925 5522
Course Contact Email

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


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


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


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


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


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

Practical activities, case studies and class discussions as well as work relevant assessments.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 11 Feb (1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Course Overview
Week 2 18 Feb • Concept of Law
Week 3 25 Feb • Common Law System
Week 4 4 Mar • Court System / Parliament
Week 5 11 Mar • Contract
Week 6 18 Mar • Contract
Week 7 25 Mar • Contract
28 Mar – 3 Apr Mid-Semester Break
Week 7 1 Apr • Contract Task 1 Due In Class
You will receive the feedback in week 9. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 10.
Week 8 8 Apr • Law in the Workplace
Week 9 15 Apr • Law in the Workplace
Week 10 22 Apr • Law in the Workplace
Week 11 29 Apr • Copyright / trademark
Week 12 6 May • Defamation Task 2 Due In Class
You will receive the feedback in week 14. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 15.
Week 13 13 May • Defamation
Week 14 20 May • Written test in class Task 3 Due In Class
You will receive the feedback in week 15. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 16.
Week 15 27 May Assessment Feedback
Week 16 3 Jun No classes - Resubmissions only

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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
Written Test - Concepts and Theories – Individual - (Due in class Week 14)
This quiz will test key theoretical concepts and application of basic theoretical principles. This is an individual assessment, is closed book and must be completed within the allocated time period.
Assessment 2
Major Assignment Part 1 & 2 – (Due in class – Part 1 Week 7 and Part 2 Week 12)
The second assessment tasks will require students to present their findings in a professionally prescribed written document. Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”. Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given
Additional notes to students:
All assessments must be passed in order to pass the course. If a student receives an NYC for any assessment, or part of an assessment, they will not be deemed competent for the course and therefore will receive an overall grade of NYC.
More detailed assessment sheets for each assessment task will be disseminated throughout course delivery.
Submission Requirements: All assessment tasks need to be submitted via 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;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.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.

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