Advanced Commercial Law involves an examination of common law and statutory principles associated with fundamental proprietary, relational and regulatory aspects of contractual relationships. This unit comprises advanced knowledge and skills for legal practitioners and other professionals working in the legal profession as well as for students undertaking further learning.

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BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

BLB1102 - Contracts 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the nature and types of personal property rights and apply the relevant legal principles associated with the transfer and ownership of personal property in wide ranging situations;  
  2. Critically review and apply legal principles giving rise to an agency relationship and to a bailment relationship in contemporary commercial contexts;  
  3. Advocate the main obligations and rights of sellers and buyers under the Goods Act 1958 (Vic) with professional responsibility and accountability;  
  4. Interrogate the key consumer protection provisions under the Australian Consumer Law in complex commercial transactions; and  
  5. Resolve problems related to Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) in commercial transactions with initiative and professional judgement.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Research Paper Research based written legal advice 40%
Examination Exam 50%
Test Test 10%

Required reading

Vermeesch and Lindgren's Business Law of Australia 12th ed
KE, Lindgren 2011

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