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RH1012 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Offered: Study Periods 2, 4 and 6
Census Date:


Study Period 2 - 31 March 2023

Study Period 4 - 21 July 2023

Study Period 6 - 17 November 2023

Subject Coordinator: To be advised
EFTSL: 0.125
Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic Tuition Fee - $1,975
  • International Tuition Fee -$2,450
  • On Campus, Brisbane Campus
  • Online (domestic students only)
Expected time commitment per week: 7 hours of class contact online or on campus, approximately 13 hours of self-directed learning


This subject outlines the nature of law and its sources, both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered, and the different courts within the system are introduced, together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business, with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property. Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context.

Law is integral to any business. Workshops and teaching resources are focused on relevant business case studies that prepare students for the global stage. This includes candidates who have entrepreneurial aspirations. A fictional virtual business is also embedded into the module so that students are given the opportunity to have “hands-on” experience managing a start-up business. The subject is part of the Diploma of Business and is designed to provide you with a pathway to further university studies in Business or direct employment.

 The subject is part of the Diploma of Business, which is designed to provide you with a pathway to:

  • further university studies in Business; or
  • direct employment

Subject Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the legal system and sources of law in Australia
  2. Develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of contract in Australia
  3. Develop knowledge and understanding of tortious principles generally, and the law of negligence in particular
  4. Recognise and understand the core principles of agency law, property law and intellectual property law
  5. Apply a problem-solving approach to resolve business law issues


Court Essay Assignment – 30%

Multiple Choice Test – 20%

Final Exam – 50%