This is a preparatory unit designed to build academic language, literacy and numeracy skills in students using vocational delivery and assessment methods related to business law. Students will identify and comply with business legal and administrative requirements suitable for a range of contemporary business environments. They will develop a capable and systematic understanding of how to apply common law and statute law relating to businesses by analysing problem scenarios, and demonstrate appropriate research and legal writing skills in English.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify legal issues in common business law scenarios, analyse and discuss the stakeholder's legal rights and responsibilities;  
  2. Accurately articulate and explain the legal rights, duties and responsibilities of parties in a business context;  
  3. Research, apply and accurately reference the appropriate law from particular statutes and case law relevant to specified contexts;  
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the law relating to contract issues by analysing problem scenarios and applying relevant legal principles to advise on likely possible legal outcomes; and  
  5. Clearly articulate individual interpretation of business law issues and application of relevant knowledge to others.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Mid-semester 0.5 hr (500 words) 30%
Project Case Analysis Group Learning in the Workplace Project 500 words 20%
Examination Final Examination 2 hours (2000 words) 50%
NESB students will have an additional 15 minutes reading time in the Tests and Examination.

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