This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply particular areas of intellectual property, insurance and business law in order to support relevant operations of a legal office, private or public sector organisation or other area requiring a specific knowledge of business and intellectual property law principles.
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:
• written 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 intellectual property protection and business law in Australia
• determine appropriate application of principles and provisions under business law and intellectual property law and other relevant legislation
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 Intellectual Property and business
• principles, aims and provisions of Business law and Intellectual Property law, including:
• insurance law
• negotiable instruments
• misleading and deceptive conduct
• false or misleading representations
• intellectual property rights
• law relating to copyright
• law relating to trade marks
• law relating to designs
• passing off and confidential information
• law of patents and inventions
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by Victoria University Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):