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  • Objectives
    In this course you will be introduced to the basic legal concepts and areas of law you’re likely to confront as a manager. It will provide you with an analytical framework for addressing legal issues and emphasises legal problem-solving through the application of prior decisions (precedent cases) in a number of key areas of business law. You will complement your core studies with other law topics chosen to suit your current and future career needs. Specialist areas such as international, criminal, industrial relations and public relations law are available.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in any field or equivalent, or substantial work experience including at least two years in the field of industrial relations, law or legal issues in commerce.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Business Law
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Business Law

    GradCertBusLaw(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 049865B
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years

    Introduction

    Provides a qualification for people working or proposing to work in a field that requires a knowledge of business law, and who are interested in their studies into the legal and practice aspects of law.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Applicants must have either a bachelor degree in any field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification, or substantial work experience including at least two years in the field of industrial relations, law or legal issues in commerce.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning may be given to students who have completed equivalent units previously studied in another postgraduate course in a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent qualification, to a maximum of 25 credits.

    Duration and Availablity

    The course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Course Organisation

    This course provides a qualification for people working or proposing to work in a field that requires a knowledge of business law and who are interested in furthering their studies into the legal and practice aspects of law. Students may specialise in a particular aspect of business law through the large choice of available optional units.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates generally find employment in the commercial legal departments of companies, employment in state and federal government departments dealing with legal or quasi-legal issues.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    5934      v.4 #          Legal Environment 560                                             3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 3 OPTIONS                                                             75.0
                                                                                                                               100.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10957      v.4           Banking Law 551                                                      3.0     25.0
    10961      v.3           Law (Torts) 502                                                        3.0     25.0
    10962      v.3           Law (International Business) 533                             3.0     25.0
    12531      v.2           Law (Public Relations) 511                                        3.0     25.0
    13316      v.2           Law (Marketing) 545                                                 3.0     25.0
    300466    v.3           Law (Intellectual Property) 570                                 3.0     25.0
    300468    v.4           Law (Competition and Consumer Protection) 505     3.0     25.0
    308108    v.1           Travel and Tourism Law 503                                      3.0     25.0
    308111    v.1           Law (Contract) 513                                                   3.0     25.0
    308129    v.1           Law (Advocacy) 580                                                  3.0     25.0
    5469        v.8           Law (Corporation) 564                                              3.0     25.0
    5470        v.7           Law (Industrial) 572                                                  3.5     25.0
    5746        v.11         Law (OHS and Human Resources) 563                      3.0     25.0
    5752        v.6           Law (Advanced Industrial) 573                                  3.0     25.0
    6877        v.3           Land Law 550                                                            3.0     25.0

    #              Students who have completed a unit of study pertaining to the Australian legal system at a recognised university may choose an optional unit from the list provided in place of this unit.
    **              Students may only select this unit if they have completed 308111 Law (Contract) 513.

    Availability
    Year      Location                  Period           All*   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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