UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BFA141
Commercial Transactions
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
HOBART, HONG KONG, LAUNCESTON
Taught by:
Peter Dixon (Unit Coordinator)
Tom Baxter
John Streeter
Jean Lee
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 4
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 4
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 4
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141 ......................................... 5
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 6
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 7
Technical requirements for MyLO .......................................................................................................... 8
Student Feedback via eVALUate ........................................................................................................... 10
Details of Teaching Arrangements ........................................................................................................ 10
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 15
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 16
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 17
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 18
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Tutorial & Workshop Schedule ............................................................................................................. 20
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Contact Details
Unit Coordinator
and Lecturer:
Peter Dixon
Campus:
Launceston
Room Number: A245
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
Hobart Lecturer
and Tutor:
Tom Baxter
Campus:
Hobart
Room Number: 423
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
Launceston Tutor:
John Streeter
Campus:
Launceston
Room Number: D110
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
03 6324 3061
Phone:
(852) 9380 8667
+61 3 6324 3329
03 6226 2083
Hong Kong Lecturer Jean Lee
Campus:
Hong Kong
Email:
[email protected]
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Unit Description
This unit provides, in the context of commercial transactions, an introduction to the Australian legal
system, specifically: sources of law, such as Parliament and the courts; the federal system; the
legislative process; precedent; alternative dispute resolution; the law of contract; consumer law; the
law of torts; agency law; and various forms of business organisation including sole traders,
partnerships, trusts and corporations.
BFA141 is delivered in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and offshore in Semester 2, 2014, and also across
Spring/Summer Semester, 2015.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
This is a first year unit, so no prerequisites are required, other than admission to the degree.
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?
14 July 2014.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141
ASSESSMENT METHODS
DISCIPLINE LEARNING
OUTCOMES
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE
OUTCOMES
Demonstrate knowledge of business law concepts
3. Written assignment
1. Tutorial participation
2. Mid-semester test
4. Exam
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The assessments and teaching
activities in this unit have been
designed to develop the following
graduate attributes in students.
Apply knowledge of relevant legislation and case law
3. Written assignment
1. Tutorial participation
2. Mid-semester test
4. Exam
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your
ability to:
Learning Outcome 1
Knowledge of business law
concepts:
Communicate knowledge and understanding of business law
concepts, legislation and case law
1. Written assignment
2. Tutorial participation
4. Exam
Identify legal issues and rules that apply to commercial
transactions
3. Written assignment
1. Tutorial participation
4. Exam
Learning Outcome 2
To use basic legal problem
solving techniques:
Apply a legal problem solving framework to issues and facts
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Knowledge
Integrate theoretical and
technical knowledge in
accounting and accountability.
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Application Skills
Critically apply theoretical and
technical knowledge to solve
routine accounting and related
problems.
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Communication and
Teamwork
Justify and communicate
accounting advice and ideas in
straightforward collaborative
contexts involving both
accountants and nonaccountants in a clear and
independent manner.
3. Written assignment
1. Tutorial participation
4. Exam
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Make recommendations on the basis of information analysed
and legal problem solving framework applied
3. Written assignment
1. Tutorial participation
4. Exam
Judgement
Exercise judgement, with
guidance, to solve routine
problems within a business
context using a socially
responsible and global
orientation.
Self-Management
Reflect on performance
feedback to identify and act
upon learning opportunities
and self-improvements.
Knowledge (2) Reasonably detailed knowledge of
fundamentals in business law and the
ability to apply knowledge to diverse
legal situations.
Communication (2) High level written communication
skills in a range of formats,
considering audience needs and
appropriate to real world legal
situations. Oral communication skills
in a range of contexts and considerate
to audience needs.
Problem solving (1&2) The ability to locate and use needed
information.
The ability to apply logical thinking to
a range of legal problems.
Social responsibility (1) The ability to determine and apply an
ethical framework to simulated legal
tasks and situations.
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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.
These are some of the expectations we have of you as a student enrolled in this unit:
As stated earlier, most of your learning will be done independently and away from the lecture
theatres. This is a feature of a reflective approach to learning and will be achieved through your
reading and written work.
The optional MyLO practice quiz questions form a very important learning activity and it would be
sensible to allocate sufficient time attempting each Quiz at least weekly. Answering the questions
will help you to:
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develop your legal problem solving skills;
discover where you have learning difficulties;
keep up with the pace of lectures; and
be prepared for tutorials and the examination.
Complete the answers to the questions conscientiously so that you can find out where your
difficulties lie. Using `Mylawlab' quizzes and watching the `Vidbits' will help consolidate your
learning. Should you still have areas of difficulty, seeking help from teaching staff should resolve
many problems. Ask your tutor for help. Do not leave major areas of difficulty until the end of the
semester.
Private study can be more effective if you work with a friend or informal study group. Your private
study need not be a solitary experience, but when it comes to assignments, you must comply with
the University's very strict rules regarding academic misconduct and plagiarism: see later in this Unit
Outline
While you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning, you are not on your own. If you
need additional information refer to the Teaching and Learning website:
http://www.learningsupport.utas.edu.au/
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One strategy that should help you achieve excellent results is organising your time so that you spend
between 10 to 12 hours a week studying this unit, such as:
Activity
Per Week
Class contact - lectures and tutorials
3 hours
Reading before class - work through the tutorial problems
prior to tutorials in order to participate
2 hours
Consolidating material after class and practising exercises
including the mylawlab and the MyLO practice quizzes
3 hours
Preparing for lectures and tutorials, assessments and the
exam to ensure you understand the various topics
4 hours
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Work, Health and Safety (OH&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
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
You will need ready access to the following prescribed textbook, which is available from the
University Co-op Bookshops:
A Gibson and D Fraser, 2014 (1st ed), BFA141 Commercial Transactions Custom Book, Pearson
Australia and including a unique access code for the `mylawlab' online resources accompanying the
textbook (see below).
Other Recommended Resources
The textbook is supported by `mylawlab': from http://www.pearsoned.com.au/mylawlab click `Log
In' (or, on your first visit, `Register'). The mylawlab site is an interactive approach to learning and
can be used in conjunction with lectures and tutorials to assist you to understand the legal concepts
taught in this unit.
Within mylawlab are a number of resources to assist you with your studies, including the eText (with
interactive links to cases and legislation), `Vidbits' (flash-based, downloadable mini lectures),
flipcards, and chapter tests. You are encouraged to use all these resources to support the learning
you will do by attending lectures and tutorials and reading the textbook.
Mylawlab includes multiple choice quiz questions testing the learning objectives in each chapter of
the textbook. These questions are of a similar format (but not the same content) to those that will
be used as part of Assessment Task 2: see section '11.3 Assessment Task 3 (20%)' later in this Unit
Outline. So use them to practice for Assessment Task 2.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online .To
access the unit, select BFA141. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online.
Technical requirements for MyLO
For help and information about setting up your own computer and web browser for MyLO, see:
http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/uana.htm
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 login to MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter the 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, either with staff or with 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 BFA141
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 on the Student Agreement file.
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
MyLO offers a number of facilities the Unit Coordinator may use. These include the following:
“Content” - files will be placed here by the Unit Coordinator including the Unit Outline, Faculty
Guide for Students and Past Examination Papers.
“Learning Hub” - files will be placed in this area by the Unit Coordinator that contains lecture
materials, slides and other materials for lectures, and assignments.
“Discussions” - this area provides facilities for on-line `Discussion' which students can use. Students
can also use the `Mail' area to forward emails to the Unit Coordinator, although using the email
addresses provided inside the cover of this unit outline may provide a quicker response. The
lecturer-in-charge will use the “News” facility on the home page to make announcements to
students.
PDF files - Many of the files made available through MyLO (e.g. in the `Learning Resources' area) will
be in Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be viewed from within your web browser or
separately by using a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is already installed on
the machines in the Faculty Computing Laboratory, but can be downloaded free of charge from the
Adobe site should you want a copy for another machine. At time of writing the required URL was:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students 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
As a result of the eVALUate Report on the Unit conducted during Semester 2, 2013, the following
alterations to the Unit have been made:
1. The use of on-line Chapters has been discontinued
2. A news item will be placed on MyLO in Week 1 to stipulate what material can be taken into the
Exam Room
3. The topic `Law of Contracts' will now occupy four teaching weeks instead of three.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
A weekly 2-hour lecture will introduce the various topics that we will cover in the unit. Section 8 Unit
schedule later in this Unit Outline, gives you the weekly program of lecture topics. PowerPoint slides
for the weekly lectures will be made availableA weekly 2-hour lecture will introduce the various
topics that we will cover in the unit. Unit schedule' later in this Unit Outline gives you the weekly
program of lecture topics.
PowerPoint slides for the weekly lectures will be made available on MyLO. Do not expect to learn all
you need to know by just attending lectures. It is what you do before and after the lectures and
tutorials that really consolidates your knowledge.
Tutorials
There is a one hour tutorial once per week beginning in Week 2 (see Teaching Schedule). Details of the
tutorial exercises are set out in the Additional Teaching Information document that will be handed out
during the first lecture. There will be ten assessable tutorials - these will be in Weeks 3-7; and 8-12.
For each assessable tutorial you are required to attempt all of the tutorial exercises before the
tutorial and record your answers in a Workbook. The Workbook should be in the form of a bound or
spiral bound A4 size notebook.
At the beginning of each tutorial, your tutor will check that you have completed the set work. Your
written work will not be marked, or otherwise checked for correctness, except to note that a solid
attempt has or has not been made. If that is the case, your tutor will sign the Workbook accordingly.
During the tutorial, the set questions will be discussed first in groups and then with the class, to
arrive at an agreed position. You are expected to participate in the tutorial by contributing to the
discussion. You should correct your own work (if necessary), by noting the correction in your
Workbook in a different colour to the original attempt.
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Attendance at, and participation in, the assessable tutorials is worth 10% of the total marks in this
Unit, and students choosing not to attend tutorials (or any one or more of them) will forgo this mark,
or a part thereof, (1% per tutorial).
The amount of time spent discussing a question will relate to its importance and the degree to which
it is problematic for tutorial participants. Further, broader discussion of issues in relation to business
law is also encouraged, time permitting.
Finally, tutorials provide an opportunity to raise and discuss any problems you may be experiencing
with the material covered in lectures and / or the readings.
Learning Skills and Language Support (Other support details)
The Student Learning and Academic Development Team in the Student Centre works with all
students, domestic and international, to develop academic skills, literacy and English language skills.
More information can be found on this website http://www.utas.edu.au/student-learning/
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 Q&A Forum 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 us by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact us by email.
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.
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*IMPORTANT* Please email me when you have a question or issue of a personal nature, for
example, you have a family issue that is affecting your studies. For general questions about the unit,
please add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also
benefit from the answers.
I receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for me to respond. Allow me at
least two (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails in which students do
not directly identify themselves, emails which are threatening or offensive, or emails that come from
external (non-UTAS) email accounts.
When you write an email, include the following information. This helps the teacher determine who
you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name;
Preferred name;
Student ID;
Unit code (i.e. BFA141)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number or
name.
Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Assessment Task 1
Tutorial Workbook and
Participation
Continuous:
Submission of
Workbook at each
assessable tutorial and
at the last Tutorial in
Week 13
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 2
Mid Semester Test
Week 8
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 3
Assignment
22 September 2014
at 3 p.m.
20%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 4
End of Semester Exam
Exam period
60%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
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Assessment Task 1 Tutorial Workbook and Participation
Task Description:
An Additional Teaching Information document, which will set out the tutorial
program for the semester can be found on MyLO. For each tutorial
commencing from Tutorial 2, the document contains a list of tutorial
exercises and questions for discussion.
For each assessable tutorial, you are required to attempt all of the tutorial
exercises before the tutorial, and record your answers in a Workbook to be
produced to your tutor at the commencement of each assessable tutorial.
Your attendance at, and participation in, each assessable tutorial will be
assessed by your tutor.
You should discuss with your tutor the position should you be prevented
from attending any one or more of the assessable tutorials, due to illness.
Task Length
There is no prescribed length for this task. Written answers to questions
need to demonstrate knowledge of the legal principles involved (legislation,
cases or other materials) and where appropriate the use of the IRAC (Issue,
Rule, Application, Conclusion) Method.
Assessment Criteria:
See Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria on Page 4.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Continuous: Submission of Workbook at each assessable tutorial and at the
last Tutorial in Week 13
Value:
10% (1% for each assessable tutorial)
Assessment Task 2 - Mid Semester Test
Task Description:
Undertake one (1) online multiple choice test located in the `Quizzes' section
of the MyLO home page. Instructions and details pertaining to this test are
set out below, after Assessment Task 4 (the exam). These instructions will
also be found on MyLO.
Task Length
The test consists of 30 questions, and must be completed within 45 minutes
from the time you start (90 seconds per question). You may use the practice
MyLO Quizzes as a preparation for this Test.
Assessment Criteria:
One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted
for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions. The multiple
choice questions will be of similar format to those in the practice MyLO
Quizzes, but do not assume the questions are the same content. The material
to be covered by the Test will be the Lecture and Tutorial material from
Weeks 1 to 7 inclusive.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Due Date:
Week 8. The test will be open from 9 a.m. on Thursday 11 September 2014 and will
close at 5 p.m. on Friday 12 September 2014.
Value:
10%
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Assessment Task 3 - Assignment
Task Description:
Students will be asked to advise parties (including the possible remedies
available) based on the facts of hypothetical legal problems. Students are
required to present their answer using the IRAC (Issue; Rule; Application and
Conclusion) Method
Task Length
1,500 words maximum.
Assessment Criteria:
An assessment rubric will be posted to MyLO in Week 5.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
22 September 2014 at 3 p.m.
Value:
20%
Assessment Task 4 - End of Semester Exam
Task Description:
You must sit a THREE (3) hour + 15 min reading time open book examination.
The purpose of the exam 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.
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. Past papers are a guide to the format of the exam,
which may or may not include question selection. 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.
The final examination will be `open book' with limitations. You may take into
the exam room the prescribed textbook (as defined on Page 5), which may
be annotated (writing is allowed in any of the white spaces available) and
you may use small `sticky tabs', with short headings only, written on them.
No loose pieces of papers or large Post-It notes are to be taken into the
exam room.
Task Length
3 hours plus 15 minutes reading time
Assessment Criteria:
Further information regarding the examination will be provided to you at the
end of Semester.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Exam period
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
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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 .
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
All assessment items must be handed in by 2.00pm on the due date. Where appropriate, unit
coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments.
All assignments must have a TSBE Assignment Cover Sheet, which is available as a blank template
from the TSBE website: [http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources]. All
assignments must include your name, student ID number, tutorial day/time, and your tutor’s name.
If this information is missing the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
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 ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1.
(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
2.
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
7.
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
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 appropriate referencing style for this unit is: the Harvard style. For information on presentation
of assignments, including referencing styles: http://utas.libguides.com/referencing
A guide to correct legal referencing will be placed on MyLO.
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 a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of 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 must be submitted with the formal review
(http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessm
ent.pdf).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their 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. 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/university-council/university-
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governance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.pdf.
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 which 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:
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Mr David Kronenberg
Room:
407, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Phone:
03 6226 2280
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
advisers contact details.
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 these policies from the
following link – www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/student-complaints/how-to-resolve-a-studentcomplaint/self-help-checklist.
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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
www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation.
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:
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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 ones’ 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.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ 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.
抄 袭 (剽 窃)
鼓励学生就课程的内容进行讨论并相互学习。同时提醒同学们特别注意学校有关
抄袭问题的有关规定。把别人的思想,作品和发明擅自占为己有均被视为抄袭。比如,从因特
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
14 July 2014
2
21 July 2014
3
28 July 2014
4
4 August 2014
5
11 August 2014
6
18 August 2014
7
25 August 2014
Topic/s and activities
Introducing the Law·
 Legal Foundations·
 How Law is Made
 The Australian Legal System
Legal Problem Solving
Civil Liability - Introduction to Tort Law
Civil Liability·
 Law of Negligence
 Negligence in Business
Law of Contracts:·
 Introduction·
 Intention to create legal relations·
 Agreement between Parties
Law of Contracts:·
 Consideration·
 Capacity of the Parties·
 Genuine Consent
Law of Contracts·
 Legality of Object
 Construction of the Contract Part 1
Law of Contracts:·
 Construction of the Contract Part 2·
 Rights of Parties and Discharge
 Remedies for Breach of Contract
Text Chapter/s
Due Dates
1-4
7
8-9
12 – 14
15 - 17
18 - 19
19 - 21
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
8 September 2014
9
10
15 September 2014 Sale of Goods & Consumer Guarantees
22 September 2014 Organisational Matters·
 Insuring against risk
 Electronic Commerce
29 September 2014 Commencing a Business and Business
Organisations·
 Choosing a Business Entity
 Partnerships - Part 1
6 October 2014
Business Organisations·
 Partnerships - Part 2
 Companies and Associations
13 October 2014
Problem Solving and Exam Preparation
11
12
13
Agency
26
22 - 23
11 & 25
28 - 29
27 - 28
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November 2014
Assessment Task 2:
Mid Semester Test
Assessment Task 3:
Assignment due
22/9/14 at 3 p.m.
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Tutorial & Workshop Schedule
Assessable Tutorials: Weeks 3-12 (inclusive)
Week
Start of Week
Tutorial No.
Topic/s
Activities
2
21 July 2014
1
Legal Problem
Solving
Class Discussion on legal case problems
3
28 July 2014
2
Civil Liability Class Discussion on legal case problems
Introduction to Tort
Law
4
4 August 2014
3
Civil Liability Negligence
Class Discussion on legal case problems
5
11 August 2014
4
Law of Contracts Chapters 12-14
Class Discussion on legal case problems
6
18 August 2014
5
Law of Contracts Chapters 15-17
Class Discussion on legal case problems
7
25 August 2014
6
Law of Contracts Chapters 18-19
Class Discussion on legal case problems
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
8 September
2014
7
Law of Contracts Chapters 19-21
Class Discussion on legal case problems
9
15 September
2014
8
Agency - Chapter 26 Class Discussion on legal case problems
10
22 September
2014
9
Sale of Goods and
Consumer
Guarantees
Chapters 22-23
Class Discussion on legal case problems
11
29 September
2014
10
Insurance and
Electronic
Commerce Chapters 11 and 25
Class Discussion on legal case problems
12
6 October 2014
11
Business Enttities
and Partnership Chapters 28-29
Class Discussion on legal case problems
13
13 October 2014
12
Revision and Exam
Preparation
Class Discussion on legal case problems
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November 2014
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