BTC2210 - Australian company law
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics
Leader(s): Mr Abe Herzberg
Topics include the Corporations Act 2001 scheme; the role and functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution; the company's relationship with outsiders; share and loan capital; regulation of public fund raising; duties of directors; rights of shareholders and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- identify the important elements in the internal and external regulation of companies and how they may be used
- analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law
- critically evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of corporate law in the context of the changing needs of the community.
Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3.5 hours -- includes 0.5 hours for reading and note taking): 70%
Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week
BTC1110 or BTC2110 or equivalent