UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will
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BFA141
Commercial Transactions
Semester 2, 2015
THIS UNIT IS OFFERED IN HOBART, LAUNCESTON & BURNIE
Unit Coordinator:
Dr Tom Baxter
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Teaching Staff Contact Details ................................................................................................................ 3
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the Unit Commence? ........................................................................................................... 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141 ......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 6
Technical requirements for MyLO .......................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 14
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 15
Review of Final Exam/Result ................................................................................................................. 15
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 16
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 17
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 18
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Teaching Staff Contact Details
Unit Coordinator and
Hobart Lecturer:
Email:
Phone:
Consultation Hours:
Room Number:
www:
Dr Tom Baxter
[email protected]
(03) 6226 2803
Straight after the Hobart lecture in class. Or Thursdays 4-5:30pm.
TSBE Centenary Building, Room Number 323
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-andeconomics/people/profiles/acg/Tom-Baxter
Launceston and Burnie
Lecturer:
John Streeter
Room Number:
Launceston, Room D110
Email:
[email protected]
Consultation Hours: tba
Phone: 03 6324 3061
Hobart Tutor:
Email:
Consultation Hours: tba
Yonna Pankiw
[email protected]
Unit Description
This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system in the context of business, specifically:
 sources of law, such as Parliament and the courts;
 the Australian federal system; the legislative process; precedent;
 the law of torts;
 the law of contract;
 the Australian Consumer Law;
 agency law; and
 legal aspects of business organisation including sole traders, partnerships and corporations.
BFA141 is delivered face to face in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Hong Kong. For those unable to
attand tutorials, it is also offered by distance.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
No prerequisites are required, other than admission to the degree.
Enrolment in the Unit
Absent exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of week 2 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?
13 July 2015.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn:
Learning Outcome 1
Knowledge of legal principles
related to management of
business
Learning Outcome 2
To apply legal principles and
methodology to decision
making related to
management of business
ASSESSMENT TASK
NUMBERS & METHOD
DISCIPLINE LEARNING
OUTCOMES
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
1. Weekly quizzes
2. Mid-semester test
3. End of semester test
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
 Judgement
Exercise judgement, with
guidance, to solve
routine problems within
a business context using
a socially responsible
and global orientation.
The assessments and teaching activities in
this unit have been designed to develop
the following graduate attributes in
students.
In assessing this unit I will be looking at
your ability to:
Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and
principles related to management of business
Interpret relevant legislation and case law
1. Weekly quizzes
2. Mid-semester test
3. End of semester test
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Develop a legal problem solving framework
for applying legal knowledge to management
scenarios
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Identify key facts and legal issues in
management scenarios
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Analyse and apply legislation and cases
relevant to key facts and legal issues
Make recommendations on the basis of
information analysed and legal problem
solving framework applied
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Learning Outcome 3
To communicate legal
information related to
management of business
Communicate knowledge and understanding
of legislation and case law relevant to
management in the form of written analysis
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
 Knowledge
Integrate theoretical and
technical knowledge in
law and management.
 Application Skills
Critically apply
theoretical and technical
knowledge to solve
routine management
and related problems.
 Communication and
Teamwork
Justify and communicate
legal information and
ideas in straightforward
collaborative contexts
involving management
scenarios in a clear and
independent manner.
 Self-Management
Reflect on performance
feedback to identify and
act upon learning
opportunities and selfimprovements
Knowledge
Extensive functioning knowledge of
fundamentals in law for management and
the ability to apply knowledge to diverse
legal situations.
Communication)
High level written communication skills in a
range of formats, considering audience
needs and appropriate to professional
situations.
Problem solving
 The ability to apply logical thinking to
a range of business related problems.
 The ability to locate, analyse,
evaluate and use information
effectively and in a timely manner.
Social responsibility
 The ability to determine and apply an
ethical framework to simulated
accounting and governance tasks and
situations.
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An awareness and understanding of
the social responsibilities of
accounting and governance practices
and the ability to make decisions that
consider sustainability and the public
interest.
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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:
Most of your learning will be done independently and away from the lecture theatres. This feature
of a reflective approach to learning is particularly essential for distance students. For example,
reading the textbook, watching the `Vidbits' and using `MyLawLab' quizzes will help consolidate your
learning. Complete the quizzes conscientiously so that you can find out where your difficulties lie.
The weekly MyLO quiz questions then form a very important learning activity, so allocate sufficient
time preparing before attempting each quiz. Answering quiz questions will help you to:
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keep up with the pace of lectures;
assess if you have learning difficulties with some topics; and
prepare for the mid-semester and end of semester tests.
Your study need not be a solitary experience and can be more effective if you work with a friend or
informal study group. But when it comes to assessments, 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/
If you still have areas of difficulty, seek help from teaching staff. One strategy to help is organising
your time to spend sufficient time studying this unit, including activities such as:
Activity
Preparing before class: work through set tutorial questions using the text and
prepare draft answers in the IRAC format
Class contact: listen to lectures and activity in class time
Consolidate material after class: read the textbook; use MyLawLab resources and
cross-refence its quizzes to your textbook to ensure you understand the topics
Prepare for assessments
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. You
can refer to the University’s policy at: www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety
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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:
A Gibson and D Fraser, 2014, BFA141 Commercial Transactions, custom book, 1st edn, Pearson
Australia and including a unique access code for the ‘MyLawLab’ online resources accompanying the
textbook (see below).
You can buy the Value Pack including hard copy, e-book and MyLawLab access from the University
Co-op Bookshop: http://www.coop.com.au/text/301/university-of-tasmania---hobart/1502/bfa141
Other Recommended Resources - MyLawLab
Make sure your textbook comes with a unique access code for `MyLawLab’. Then access MyLawLab
from http://www.pearson.com.au/MyLawLab by clicking `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 Tasks 1-3: the MyLO weekly quizzes and tests: see ‘Assessment’ later
in this Unit Outline. So, once you have revised using the lecture slides and your text, then use
MyLawLab to practice for the tests.
My Learning Online (MyLO)
This unit requires access to the MyLO online learning environment and 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
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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. The unit coordinator will
use the “News” announcements facility on the home page to post announcements. So set
MyLO to copy the unit’s News direct to your email to ensure you keep up to date.
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
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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.
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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is already installed on the machines in the
School computer laboratory, but can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe site if you want
a copy for another machine. At time of writing the required URL was: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of the unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. Please 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
The largest alteration to this unit for 2015 is the introduction of weekly assessed quizzes to help you
chart your progress during semester. There are also some changes to the unit’s content to make its
workload more manageable.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
If you are near Hobart, you are welcome (indeed, encouraged) to attend classes, whatever your
mode of enrolment. Attendance is not essential for distance students but provides an excellent
opportunity to test your learning, consolidate problem solving techniques and skills, and interact
with staff and other students. This unit’s 3 hourly weekly workshop will comprise lecture and
tutorial-like components. See the unit’s MyLO site for times and venues.
Lectures
A weekly lecture will introduce the various topics that we will cover in the unit. PowerPoint slides for
the weekly lectures will be progressively made available on the unit’s MyLO site, and the lectures
recorded for you to then access via a link on unit’s MyLO site. The Unit Schedule, at the end of this
Unit Outline gives you the weekly program of lecture topics.
Do not expect to learn all you need to know by just listening, or even attending, classes. It is what
you do beyond that which really consolidates your knowledge.
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Tutorials
Log on to MyLO early in Week 1 to choose one of the remaining available tutorial times: see details of
Teaching Arrangements above. This unit’s tutorials run once per week beginning in Week 2. If you can,
distance students are also welcome (indeed, strongly encouraged) to attend tutorials. Details of the
exercises undertaken in these tutorials will be set out in an additional tutorial program document, to be
placed on MyLO.
For each tutorial in the tutorial program document, students should attempt all of the tutorial
exercises before the tutorial, so they can participate in discussion.
During assessable tutorials, the set questions will be discussed first in groups (if time permits) and
then with the class, with the student allocated that question at the start of semester using their
powerpoint presentation to lead discussion. Other students are also expected to participate in the
tutorial by contributing questions and/or discussion. Students correct their own work (if necessary)
by noting corrections to their original attempt.
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 after tutorials– and during the lecture component.
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/
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Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
The unit coordinator will use the “News” announcements facility on the home page to post
announcements. So set MyLO to copy the unit’s News direct to your email to ensure you keep up to
date. Then check your email at least once a day. The unit News will also appear when you first enter
our unit’s MyLO site, or 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 Discussion 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.
IF AN ISSUE 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 wherever possible.
*IMPORTANT* Please email me when you have a question or issue of a personal nature, for
example, you have a medical 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
answer, and everyone else can also benefit from the answers.
When you write an email, please include the following information. This helps the teacher determine
who you are and which unit you are talking about.
 Family name
 Preferred name
 Student ID
 Unit code (BFA141)
 Questions
 If your question is about an assessment task, identify the assessment task number or name.
Staff receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for them to respond. Allow 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 [they may not even reach staff Inboxes].
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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 maximum marks for each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Assessment Task 1
Weekly MyLO Quiz
Weekly: as per MyLO &
Unit Outline’s Schedule
1% max x 10 quizzes
= 10%
Learning Outcome 1
Assessment Task 2
Mid Semester Test
Wednesday 23 September,
3-7pm
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Assessment Task 3
End of Semester Test
Wednesday 14 October,
3-7pm
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Assessment Task 4
Tutorial Questions
Weekly in assessable
tutorials, then in the unit’s
MyLO DropBox by 12 noon
Friday 9 October
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 5
End of Semester Exam
When scheduled in exam
period
60%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Assessment Task 1 - Weekly MyLO Quiz
Task Description:
Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of
the unit’s MyLO site. The quizzes are the same format as initial nonassessable practice Quiz 1 in the ‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site. The
material to be covered by the Quiz will be from the textbook chapters for the
relevant week’s topics, as identified on MyLO.
Task Length
These multiple choice quizzes consist of 20 randomised questions, and must
be completed within 40 minutes from the time you start (average 120
seconds per question).
Assessment Criteria:
One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted
for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Due Date:
From Quiz 2 on, the quizzes close at 11am each Monday as specified in the
Study Schedule (end of this Outline) and on the MyLO Quizzes page.
Value:
Maximum 1% for each of 10 assessable weekly quizzes = 10%
Assessment Task 2 - Mid Semester Test
Task Description:
Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of
the unit’s MyLO site. The test is the same format as weekly quizzes in the
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‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site, but with 30 questions across a
range of topics. The material to be covered by the test will be from the
textbook chapters advised in advance of the test. You should use MyLawLab
and the weekly MyLO Quizzes as part of your preparation for this test, but do
not assume the questions are the same content.
Task Length
The test consists of 30 questions, and must be completed within 45 minutes
from the time you start (average 90 seconds per question).
Assessment Criteria:
One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted
for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions within time.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Due Date:
The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt on Wednesday 23
September, 3-7pm.
Value:
10%
Assessment Task 3 - End of Semester Test
Task Description:
Undertake an online multiple choice test located in the ‘Quizzes’ section of
the unit’s MyLO site. The test is the same format as weekly quizzes in the
‘Quizzes’ section of the unit’s MyLO site, but with 30 questions across a
range of topics. Material covered by this test will come from the textbook
chapters advised in advance of the test. You may use MyLawLab and the
weekly MyLO Quizzes as part of preparing for this test, but do not assume
the questions are the same content.
Task Length
The test consists of 30 questions, and must be completed within 45 minutes
from the time you start (90 seconds per question).
Assessment Criteria:
One mark per each question correctly answered. Marks will not be deducted
for incorrect answers, so ensure that you answer all questions within time.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt on Wednesday 14 October,
3-7pm.
Value:
10%
Assessment Task 4 Tutorial Workbook and Participation
Task Description:
An Additional Teaching Information document, which will set out the tutorial
program for the semester will be placed on MyLO. For each tutorial
commencing from Tutorial 2, the document contains a list of tutorial
questions.
For each assessable tutorial, you are required to attempt all of the tutorial
questions 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
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assessed by your tutor.
If you cannot attend one or more of the assessable tutorials due to illness,
email your tutor your answers for that week.
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:
Answer the problem questions using the PIRAC (Parties, Issue; Rule;
Application and Conclusion) legal problem solving method which will be
explained in Class 2.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
Continuous: Submission of Workbook at each assessable tutorial and then in
the unit’s MyLO DropBox by 12 noon Friday 9 October.
Value:
10% (1% for each assessable tutorial)
Assessment Task 5 - End of Semester Examination
Task Description:
You must sit a THREE (3) hour + 15 minute exam. The exam’s purpose is to
test the extent to which you have developed knowledge and understanding
of the principles of law with which the unit is concerned, capacity to apply
those principles, and the ability to communicate these in writing.
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, Learning Outcome 3
Due Date:
Exam period – see below
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration: see http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home Examinations can
be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Check for further information from the university later
in semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off before and
during the examination period to revise for then sit this examination. Your participation at the
scheduled time is not negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances (generally requiring a
medical certificate). 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
At the end of semester, tutorial workbooks must be submitted electronically through the relevant
Campus drop box in MyLO by 12noon on the due date. Save your file name as
LastNameFirstNameTutorialDayTimeTaskNumber. Where appropriate, unit coordinators may also
request students submit a paper version of their assessment.
All assignments must have as a separate document your completed 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 also include at the start of the main document your name, student ID number,
tutorial date, 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,
cc’ing your tutor, 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 literature. 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 Harvard style and/or footnotes. For information on
presentation of assignments, including referencing styles: http://utas.libguides.com/referencing
A guide to correct legal referencing for this unit 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, etc), 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 you are dissatisfied with the response you may request a formal review of assessment by the
Head of School, if the request is lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being completed.
A Review of Internal Assessment Form must be submitted with the request:
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.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 within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your exam script.
If 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-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.
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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 teacher in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting them, 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:
301, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Phone:
03 6226 2280
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their 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 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/student-complaints.
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:
• 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 teacher 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.
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Study Schedule
Semester
Week
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Week Starts
Monday
2015
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August
Topic/s (timing may vary slightly)
Introducing the Law:
 Legal Foundations
 The Australian Legal System
 How Law is Made
Legal Problem Solving
Civil Liability:
 Introduction to Tort Law
 Law of Negligence
Civil Liability:
 Negligence in Business
Law of Contracts:
 Introduction·to Contracts
 Agreement between Parties
Law of Contracts:
 Intention to Create Legal
Relations
 Consideration
Law of Contracts:
 Capacity of the Parties
 Genuine Consent
Law of Contracts:
 Legality of Object
 Construction of the Contract
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Assessment Due Dates:
Quiz Due = Column 2 Monday
11am AEST
Others as stated
1
2-3
4
Tutorial 1
7
8
9
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Quiz 1 (Not Assessed)
Tutorial 2
Quiz 2
Tutorial 3
Quiz 3
Tutorial 4
Quiz 4
Tutorial 5
Quiz 5
Tutorial 6
Mid-semester break: 31 August – 4 September inclusive
8
9
Law of Contracts:·
20
 Rights of Parties and Discharge
 Remedies for Breach of Contract 21
14 September Consumer Law
22 - 23
10
21 September Agency
11
12
13
7 September
26
28 September Business Organisations·and the Law:
29
 Choosing a Business Entity
28
 Partnerships
5 October
Business Organisations and the Law:
27
 Companies and Associations
12 October
Exam Preparation
Quiz 6
Tutorial 7
Quiz 7
Tutorial 8
Quiz 8
3-7pm AEST, Wed 23 September:
Task 2 Mid-Semester Test
Quiz 9
Tutorial 10
Quiz 10
Tutorial 11
12 noon AEST Fri 9 October:
Task 4 Workbooks to DropBox
Quiz 11
3-7pm AEST, Wed 14 October:
Task 3 End of Semester Test
Examination Period: 24 October – 10 November 2015
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