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Legal Issues for Accountants (ACCT90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90015
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Topics include the general legal framework as it relates to the business environment; the basic law of contract; the responsibilities and risks that arise in business, with a particular emphasis on the law relating to corporate entities; the Australian corporate law framework as legislated; and the application of corporate law to the business environment.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify the legal issues which commonly present themselves in relation to the operations of business, including those that involve companies;
  • Analyse the scope and implications of the obligations that arise under the law of contract and the law of negligence; and
  • Apply the principal statutory provisions and case law in relation to Australian companies.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral and written communication specific to legal issues arising out of accounting practice.

Last updated: 21 September 2019