This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply areas of company and associations law in order to support relevant operations of a legal office, financial institution, accounting office, government department or authority or corporate section.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to work with clients, colleagues, management, relevant specialist personnel under direction, independently or within a team; - research and analytical skills to investigate and discuss the development of company law; - research and analytical skills to identify and discuss a wide range of corporation law issues; - analytical and critical thinking skills to determine appropriate application of regulations and provisions to a wide range of companies, and; - analytical, literacy and technical writing skills to interpret information, prepare documents and reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements and provisions pertaining to corporation law; - nature and regulations of a range of corporation law issues; - types of companies and development of company law; - companies and alternative business structures; - regulation of companies; - company promoters and pre-registration contracts; - company constitution/replaceable rules; - corporate governance; - a company's dealings with outsiders; - registration of a company; - corporate liability and the corporate veil; - membership - rights, obligations and remedies; - capital raising by a company; - nature and regulation of company management; - regulation of company takeovers; - external administration of a company; - liquidation and winding up of a company, and; - legal nature of incorporated associations.

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