UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BFA506
Business Law
Semester 1, 2016
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN:
Hobart
Taught by:
Monique Blackman
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3
Intended Learning Outcomes for BFA506............................................................................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Using MyLO for BFA506 .......................................................................................................................... 7
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 13
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 14
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 15
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 16
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator:
Monique Blackman
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number:
Room 308, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
(03) 6226 4328
Consultation:
By appointment
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Unit Description
This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches students how to analyse, and
solve, legal problems which is essential to those wishing to work in the Accounting Profession. The
subject is a necessary foundation for subjects such as Corporate Law & Regulation and Australian Tax
Law.
Topics include; how law develops and changes; the sources of law in Australia; how to read and
understand legislation and decided cases; business organisations; the nature and purpose of
contract law; the essential components in a contract; how to analyse and understand the terms
contained in contracts; how contracts are enforced if there is a breach of contract; circumstances in
which contracts might be avoided; liability in tort law for injury or loss caused to other people or
their property; agency and consumer law.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
This unit does not have any pre-requisite unit.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 22 February, 2016
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement
The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the
graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement:
Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and
challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and
culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and
multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of
inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical
conduct and sustainability.
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Intended Learning Outcomes for BFA506
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrate how to acquire and
use basic business law concepts
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of where law comes from,
using cases and legislation as examples.
Describe and explain business law concepts
Explain and understand the different sources of Australian
law and how those laws are used
Learning Outcome 2
Use basic legal problem solving techniques
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
JIT Assignment
Letter of Advice
Exam
Workshop Case Study
Component
Letter of Advice
Exam
Workshop Case Study
Component
JIT Assignment
Letter of Advice
Exam
JIT Assignment
Workshop Case Study
Component
Letter of Advice
Exam
APPLICATION
Apply business law concepts to
commercial transactions
Use business law concepts to make recommendations on
the basis of information analysed
Learning Outcome 3
Communicate advice in the form of a Letter
COMMUNICATION
To demonstrate an ability to
correctly reference case law and
legislation in both oral and written
forms
Communicate advice in the form of oral presentations
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Workshop Case Study
Component
Letter of advice
Tutorial Case Study
Component
Exam
Letter of Advice
Workshop Case Study
Component
Tutorial oral component
Letter of advice
Successful completion of this unit
supports your development of course
learning outcomes, which describe what
a graduate of a course knows,
understands and is able to do.
Course learning outcomes are available
from the Course Coordinator. Course
learning outcomes are developed with
reference to national discipline
standards, Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF), any professional
accreditation requirements and the
University of Tasmania’s Graduate
Quality Statement.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text/Software
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
Nickolas, James 2013, Business Law, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Queensland -
Recommended Texts/Software
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
Fleet, W, Summers, J & Smith B, Communication Skills Handbook for Accounting, 2nd Edition, John
Wiley & Sons Australia, Queensland.
Other Recommended Resources/Software
In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the
key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you
are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:
Australian Business Law Review. http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/api/tocectory?ndd=1&stid=stdanzjournals&ao=o.AUNZ_TOC%7C%7CanzjourAUbuslawrev&fullResult=true&stnew=true&expanded=2
&tds=AUNZ_AU_JLBUSLAW
This journal can be accessed using Westlaw AU and how you can do this will be demonstrated in the
first workshop.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment is required for this unit. The unit has its own MyLO
site. To log into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit,
select BFA506.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo.
Technical requirements for MyLO
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this unit to
learn more about MyLO, and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication with staff and other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit Coordinator
believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or content is
inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect, professionalism and
high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2. Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3. MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is expected
that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BFA506
IMPORTANT! Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must
complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click
Agreement file.
on the Student
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
Other important resources on MyLO
You are expected to regularly check MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. MyLO has been
incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance your learning experience, by providing access
to up-to-date course materials, and allowing for online discussion.
In addition to the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related
materials such as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO.
You are also expected to engage in active discussion about issues related to the unit through the
discussion forums and chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for distance
students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students
and form groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should
be treated as the unit's critical platform for learning and communication.
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of this unit, you will be asked to provide online responses to a number of matters
relating to the learning and teaching within the unit. You are asked to respond honestly to these
questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
Workshop delivery with more interaction by the students and the use of more case studies to help
students learn how to understand, explain and apply law in a practical way rather than delivery of
content only. Smaller groups in the workshop to ensure more student participation.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
Workshops
This Semester content will be delivered in workshop format. These workshops will be a combination
of content delivery plus student participation via group discussions and presentations. Each
workshop will be held as a 3 hour period as indicated in the Workshop Schedule set out in the Study
Schedule at the end of this Unit Outline.
All the material for the workshops including the Just in Time questions and the group work
questions are set out in the Additional teaching material which will be available at the same time as
the Unit Outline.
The topic for each workshop is as indicated in this study schedule but in general terms for each
workshop unless indicated otherwise will run as following:1
A one hour lecture on the content of the workshops topic going over issues identified by the
just in time questions
2
Students will then be put into groups of around ten students per group (may be adjusted to fit
student numbers) and assigned one of the three case studies. Two groups will be working on
the same case study. You will then be given between forty five minutes to one hour to do work
in the group working on a PIRAC answer to the case study.
3
One student per group (the nominated group leader) will then give a presentation to the class
in relation to the answer formulated during the group via a PIRAC (will be explained in the first
workshop). Each presentation is to be around 5-8 minutes in length only. Each student must do
this at least once.
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Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first
enter our unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO
screen) at any time.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Ask the Class Discussion
on our course’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered
your question already. Otherwise, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to
support each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will
attempt to respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal
issue or your performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by
email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact Monique
either by email or during the workshops..
For general questions about the unit, please add them to the Ask the Class Discussion on the unit’s
MyLO site. This way, other students can also benefit from the answers.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at
https://webmail.utas.edu.au/.
You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as gmail
or Hotmail). In the past, there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS
being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
We receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for us to respond. Allow at least
TWO (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails where students do not
directly identify themselves, are threatening or offensive, or come from external (non-UTAS) email
accounts.
When you write an email, you must include the following information. This helps teaching staff to
determine who you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name
Preferred name
Student ID
Unit code (BFA506)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task
number or name.
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Assessment
How Your Final Result Is Determined
To be eligible to pass this unit you will need to attain an overall mark of 50% and satisfactorily pass
each of the intended learning outcomes for the unit. Details of each assessment item are outlined
below.
Assessment Schedule
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Assessment 1 –
Just in Time Activities
Weekly as set out in
the Workshop
Schedule
Friday 13 2016
at 5pm
Weekly, and due on
the day of the
workshop as set out
in the Workshop
Schedule and
Additional Teaching
Material
10%
Link to Learning
Outcomes
See table on page 4
20%
See table on page 4
10%
See table on page 4
TBA
60%
Assessment 2 –
Letter of Advice
Assessment 3 –
 workshop
participation in the
group work sessions
including leading the
sessions
presenting the group
work answers as
group leader (x2)
Assessment 4 – Exam
Nil
(But each student is
strongly encouraged
to contribute.)
See table on page 4
Assessment Item 1 – Just in Time answers (JIT)
Task:
You are to prepare answers to the 5 questions (as set out in the additional
teaching material). They are to be submitted weekly, via email, to the Unit
Coordinator by 5pm the Sunday before the Workshop on the date indicated
in the additional teaching material.
Task Length:
100-words
Assessment Criteria:
See learning outcome table, page 4
Links to Learning
Outcomes
Learning Outcomes 1 and 2
Value:
10%
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Assessment Item 2 – Letter of Advice
Task Description:
See Additional teaching material
Task Length
2000 words
Assessment
Criteria:
See learning outcome table, page 4
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3
Due Date:
13 May 2016
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 3 – Workshop questions – group work and student presentations
Task Description:
Following the workshop in the nominated weeks (see Study Schedule) from
week 2 on there will be a workshop. In ten of the workshops three Case
Studies will be introduced by the Lecturer. Students will be divided into six
groups to work on their allocated Case Study.
The case study questions are set out in the Additional Teaching material.
Students will be given approximately 45 minutes during the workshop time
to come up with a PIRAC answer to their allocated Case study and 1
student will act as group leaders presenting the answer to this case study
in the PIRAC method.
Task Length
See Rubric
Assessment
Criteria:
See learning outcome table and rubric
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes 1 and 2
Due Date:
Weekly, see Additional Teaching Material.
Value:
10% - with a mark of up to 1% being awarded for each workshop (This may
change depending on circumstances)
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Assessment Item 4 – Final exam
Task Description:
Examination
Assessment Criteria
See details in the table on page 4
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3
Due Date:
Exam period
Value:
60 marks
Task Description
You must sit a THREE (3) hour + 15 min reading time closed-book
examination. The purpose of the examination is to ascertain the
extent to which you have developed an understanding of the
principles of law with which the unit is concerned, capacity to apply
those principles and the ability to communicate this in writing.
You will be required to answer any FOUR (4) of the questions on the
examination paper. Questions may be divided into two or more parts
in which case all parts must be attempted.
Copies of ‘Past Examination Papers’ will be placed in the “Unit
Information” area of MyLO. You should refer to past papers when
studying for the Final Examination in this unit. In the course of
carrying out your revision and study, it is a useful exercise to select
questions from past papers and prepare model answers for them.
Further information regarding the examination will be provided to
you at the end of Semester.
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
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Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
See Additional Teaching material as to the requirements of submission of assignments. This will also
be outlined to you at the first workshop.
You must ensure that your name, student ID, unit code, tutorial time and tutor’s name (if
applicable) are clearly marked on the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment will
not be accepted and, therefore, will not be marked.
Where relevant, Unit Coordinators may also request you to submit a paper version of your
assignment. You will be advised by the Unit Coordinator of the appropriate process relevant to your
campus (Hobart, Launceston or Cradle Coast).
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in a perfect system, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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7.
(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
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Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting your assignments, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This
guide provides you with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE.
Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result you may request a meeting with the assessor
for the purpose of an informal review of your result (in accordance with Academic Assessment Rule
No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academic-senate/academic-senate-rules.
During the meeting, you should be prepared to discuss specifically the marks for the section(s) of the
marking criteria you are disputing and why you consider your mark is incorrect. The assessor will
provide a response to the request for review within five (5) days of the meeting.
If you are dissatisfied with the response, you may request a formal review of internal assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office (Hobart or Launceston).
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Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam, you may request a review of your final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. Your unit coordinator
will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result, a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-rules . You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment
Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note
that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Dr Rob Hecker
Room:
Room 307, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints. The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about those from
that link.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
• using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
• using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
• copying another student’s work.
It also means using one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.utas.edu.au/academic-integrity/The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Week Start of Week
Topic/s and activities
1
Monday 22
February
Workshop 1 content
(a) General Introduction and Welcome
(b) Legal Foundations:
• Introducing the law
• Understanding the Australian legal
system
(c) Discussion of workshop 1 questions
2
Monday 29
February
3
Monday 7
March
4
Monday 14
March
5a
Monday 21
March
Workshop 2 content
(a) Causing Harm/Tort Law/Negligence
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
Workshop 3 content
Legal consequences
(a) Making deals - Contracts
1. Agreement
2. Intention
3. Consideration
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
Workshop 4
(a) Legal Research
(b) PIRAC discussion
Workshop 5
(a) Legal consequences
Making deals - Enforceability
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
Text
Due Dates
Chapter/s
1, 2
No JIT answers required
Attendance is required
as it counts towards
your assessment 1
mark
3
JIT (1)due :28 February
4
JIT (2)due: 6 March
No JIT answers required
5
JIT(3) due 20 March
Mid-Semester Break: Thursday 24 March – Wednesday 30 March (inclusive)
5b
Monday 28
March
6
Monday 4
April
Workshop 6 content
(a) legal writing skills and letter writing
techniques
6
No JIT answers required
7
Monday 11
April
Workshop 7 content
(a) Legal Consequences
Enforcing deals False representations and broken promises
Non-contractual representation and
promises
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
6
JIT(4)due 10 April
BFA506 Business Law
18
8
Monday 18
April
Workshop 8 content
(a) Legal consequences
Enforcing deals
1. Enforcing the contract
2. Remedies
3. The end of the contract
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
7
JIT(5) due 17 April
9
Monday 25
April
Workshop 9 content
(a) Legal consequences
Dealing with Agents
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
8
JIT(6) due 24 April
10
Monday 2
May
Workshop 10 content
(a) Legal consequences
Dealing with consumers and competitors
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
10
JIT(7) due 2 May
11
Monday 9
May
Workshop 11 content
(a) Business ownership
• Starting a business
Start of exam preparation-hand out of
problem solving information for Workshop
13
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation
11-
JIT(8) due 8 May
12
Monday 16
May
12-13
JIT(9) due 15 May
13
Monday 23
May
Workshop 12 content
(a) Business ownership
• Financial matters
• Experiencing financial difficulties
Business ownership and employment
(b) issues identified by students of concern
(c) Group work discussion
(d) students presentation)
Workshop 13
Problem Solving exercise-case studies via PIRAC
Examination Period: Saturday 4 June – Tuesday 21 June
No JIT answers
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