UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
Read this document to learn essential details about your unit. It will
also help you to get started with your studies.
BFA141
Commercial Transactions
Semester 2, 2015
THIS UNIT IS OFFERED IN
HONG KONG
Taught by:
Dr Tom Baxter
&
Ms Jean Lee
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Teaching Staff 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 and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141 ......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 6
Other Recommended Resources - MyLawLab ........................................................................................ 6
Technical requirements for MyLO .......................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 13
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 15
Review of Final Exam/Result ................................................................................................................. 15
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 16
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 17
抄 袭 (剽 窃) ......................................................................................................................................... 17
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 18
Teaching Staff Contact Details
Unit Coordinator:
Campus:
Email:
Room Number:
Phone:
Consultation:
Dr Tom Baxter
Hobart
[email protected]
323 Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
+61 3 6226 2803
by appointment
HKUE Lecturer:
Campus:
Room Number:
Email:
Phone:
Consultation:
Ms Jean Lee
Hong Kong
Consultation Room, 8/F, Union Park Centre
[email protected]
+852 3580 8912
by appointment
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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.
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.
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 and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA141
INTENDED LEARNING
OUTCOMES
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR
MODULE LEVEL LEARNING
OBJECTIVES
ASSESSMENT METHODS
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
Demonstrate knowledge of legal
concepts and principles related to
management of business
1. Weekly quizzes
2. Mid-semester test
3. End of semester test
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Interpret relevant legislation and
case law
1. Weekly quizzes
2. Mid-semester test
3. End of semester test
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
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.
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
Learning Outcome 3
To communicate legal
information related to
management of
business
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have been designed to develop the
following graduate attributes in students.
Knowledge of fundamentals in law for management and the ability to apply knowledge to
diverse legal situations.
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
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Social responsibility and the ability to determine and apply an ethical framework to simulated
accounting and governance tasks and situations. 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.
Make recommendations on the basis
of information analysed and legal
problem solving framework applied
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Use Judgement to solve routine problems within a business context using a socially
responsible and global orientation.
Communicate knowledge and
understanding of legislation and case
law relevant to management in the
form of written analysis
4. Tutorial questions
5. Exam
Communication skills in a range of formats, considering audience needs and appropriate to
professional situations.
Problem solving and 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.
Application Skills: Critically apply theoretical and technical knowledge to solve routine
management and related problems.
Use Communication and Teamwork to 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 on learning
opportunities and self-improvements
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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 theatre. 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 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 will 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:
Gibson, A & Fraser, D, 2014, BFA141 Commercial Transactions custom book, 1st edition.
ISBN: 9781486023288
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 practise 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://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/eduroam-user-documentation
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/eduroam-user-documentation
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 at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk.
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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
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.
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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
Lectures
A weekly lecture will introduce the various topics that will be covered 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
This unit has a tutorial component once per week beginning in Week 2. You are 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/
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/.
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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 (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 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
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 2
Mid Semester Test
Wednesday 23 September,
3-7pm AEST
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 3
End of Semester Test
Wednesday 14 October,
3-7pm AEST
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Assessment Task 4
Tutorial Workbook
and Participation
Weekly in assessable
tutorials, then in the unit’s
MyLO DropBox by 11am
HKT Monday 12 October
10%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Assessment Task 5
End of Semester Exam
When scheduled in exam
period
60%
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
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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, Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
From Quiz 2 on, the quizzes close at 11am AEST 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
‘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, Learning Outcome 2
Due Date:
The test will be open for your 45 minute attempt on Wednesday 23
September, 3-7pm AEST.
Value:
10%
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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 AEST.
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
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 Outcomes 1, 2 and 3
Due Date:
Continuous: Submission of Workbook at each assessable tutorial and then in
the unit’s MyLO DropBox by 12 noon AEST Friday 9 October.
Value:
10% (1% for each assessable tutorial)
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Assessment Task 5 - End of Semester Examination
Task Description:
You must sit a THREE (3) hour examination. 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 (+ 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 Outcomes 1, 2 and 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 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.
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 (AEST) 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.
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy:
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(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 any 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.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting their assignments, students are advised to familiarise themselves with the following
electronic resources.
The Harvard Referencing System Style Guide 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.
A guide to correct legal referencing for this unit will be placed on MyLO.
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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/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-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 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 Joyce Ma or Simon Tam in the HKUE academic support office, who will forward to TSBE.
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/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.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assignments, have personal or life planning
issues, disability or illness which may affect your course of study, you are advised to raise these with
your lecturer in the first instance. You can also contact the HKUE Counsellor or the UTAS degree coordinator in the HKUE Office:
HONG KONG PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Name:
Jean Lee
Email:
[email protected]
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:
ASSOCIATE DEAN INTERNATIONAL – UTAS
Name:
Merry Joyce
Email:
[email protected]
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/governancelegal/student-complaints. 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:
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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 one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
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
特网上全部或部分下载文章,拷贝其他同学的作业或者引用有关权威的观点而未进行注释。
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
Semester
Week
1
2
Week Starts
Monday
2015
13 July
20 July
3
27 July
4
3 August
5
6
7
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
Textbook
Chapter
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:·
 Rights of Parties and Discharge 20
21
 Remedies for Breach of
Contract
14 September Consumer Law
22 - 23
10
21 September Agency
11
28 September Business Organisations·and the
Law:
 Choosing a Business Entity
 Partnerships
5 October
Business Organisations and the
Law:
 Companies and Associations
12
13
7 September
12 October
Exam Preparation
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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
29
28
27
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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