Commercial Law

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Commercial Law

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The course provides an introduction to commercial law fundamentals relevant to business professions. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further and more specific studies in the law discipline. The course is taught through weekly lectures and tutorials in which you will examine and apply law principles related to negligence, contract law, the Australian Consumer Law and business structures. Commercial Law is a compulsory core course in the Bachelor of Business.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Identify, interpret and apply rules and issues relating to the law.
    • Identify, interpret and apply basic legal concepts in negligence, contract law and the Australian Consumer Law.
    • Analyse legal problems with an appreciation of the multiple issues impacting on business and non-business legal issues.
    • Examine and apply legislation and case law relating to business.
    • Communicate information and concepts relating to business and non-business legal issues to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.

    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 20% 
    Linked CLOs: 1
    Assessment Task 2: 30% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
    Final Exam: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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