Skip to content
unisa logo
unisa logo
books-library-folders

Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1019

graduate-cap

Course Level
Undergraduate

online

Fully Online
Yes

diploma-certificate-graduate-degree

Course ID
163683

pie-chart-graph

Unit Value
4.5

column-small

UniSA Online Elective Course
No

calendar-2
Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

The course aims to equip students with basic knowledge of how the law affects business decision making and operations. It does so by examining a number of fundamental legal principles that impinge upon key business areas such as establishing a business, entering into transactions, and protecting business assets. It also considers the relationship between business and regulators.

Course content

1. Introduction to law and business
2. The Australian legal environment
3. Legal forms of doing business
4. Acquiring and managing business property including premises, equipment and intellectual property
5. Employing staff
6. Entering into and enforcing commercial transactions
7. Dealing with consumers including negligence and product liability

Textbooks

James N 2013, Business Law, 3rd Edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd , Milton, Queensland

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 50% N/A
Legal Analysis Report 2500 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

Degree this course is offered in