JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

BU1812 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available to Diploma of Higher Education students only

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property. Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the law of torts including negligence; the law of contract; consumer protection law; intellectual property law; agency law; and property law;
  • examine and describe the legal considerations and requirement associated with starting a business.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2111 CO1501 CO2501 BU1112

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Trimester 3
Census Date 30-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Trimester 3
Census Date 30-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Trimester 3
Census Date 30-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.