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Certificate in Business Law

Detailed Course Curriculum
This module is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the key elements of the Australian legal system and its institutions. Starting with an introduction to the Australian Constitution and the three branches of government, this module covers a range of topics, including the sources of law, the court hierarchy, common law, and the doctrine of precedent. Additionally, learners will gain valuable insights into how to read legislation, navigate legal terminology and effectively apply legal principles. Upon completing this module, students will have a solid foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and how it operates, enabling them to confidently engage with legal matters in various contexts.
The Contracts: Offer and Acceptance module provides students with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements of a contract and the legal principles that govern contract formation. This module emphasizes the significance of contracts in the business world and elucidates the critical conditions for creating a valid contract. It covers the principles of offer and acceptance and how they contribute to the formation of a contract, as well as the concept of consideration and how it affects the validity of a contract. Upon completing this module, learners will possess the necessary knowledge to effectively negotiate and execute contracts in their professional and personal lives.
In this module, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the different types of terms in a contract, including express terms and implied terms. They will also learn how terms can be incorporated into a contract, such as through previous dealings or course of dealing. The module will also cover the importance of understanding exclusion clauses, which are clauses that limit or exclude liability in a contract. Students will explore the different types of exclusion clauses, such as limitation clauses and exemption clauses, and the legal principles that govern their use. Additionally, the module will highlight the consequences of including an invalid exclusion clause in a contract and the remedies available to the parties involved.
In the Contracts: Termination module, students will gain an understanding of the different ways in which contracts can be terminated and the legal implications of such terminations. This includes the concept of performance, where both parties fulfill their obligations, as well as the mutual agreement to end the contract. The module will also cover the concept of frustration, where an unforeseen event makes it impossible to perform the contract. Additionally, the module will delve into the topic of breach of contract, which occurs when one party fails to fulfill their obligations. Participants will learn about the consequences of contract termination and the various remedies available to parties who have been affected by a breach.
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) module will provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the legal framework that governs consumer protection and fair trading in Australia. Participants will learn about the key provisions of the ACL, including the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct in trade or commerce, and the various remedies available for breaches of the ACL. The module will also cover other topics such as unconscionable conduct, unfair contract terms, and consumer guarantees. By the end of this module, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the Australian Consumer Law and its implications for businesses and consumers alike.
In this module, you will gain an understanding of the different types of business structures available in Australia and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The module will delve into the legal requirements for registering a business, including obtaining an ABN (Australian Business Number) and registering for GST (Goods and Services Tax). You will also learn about the importance of trademarks and how to register them to protect your business. Additionally, the module will cover topics such as business names, licenses, and permits, providing students with a comprehensive overview of the steps involved in starting and registering a business in Australia.
In this module on advanced aspects of partnerships, participants will delve deeper into the legal framework surrounding partnerships and their unique characteristics. The module will examine the liabilities that partners may face and the various types of fiduciary duties that partners owe each other, as well as the partnership itself. The module will also explore the concept of partnership property and the ways in which partners must manage and maintain it. Finally, the module will provide an in-depth look at the dissolution and liquidation of partnership property, including the various legal requirements and procedures that must be followed.
The Companies module provides an overview of the legal framework governing companies in Australia. It covers the various types of companies that can be incorporated, including proprietary and public companies, and the respective liability structures of each. The module also explores the process of company incorporation, including the legal requirements for registration and the necessary documentation. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of directors and members in a company, including their fiduciary duties and obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Additionally, the module covers the functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), including its role in regulating and enforcing compliance with the Corporations Act.
In this module, students will delve into the management of companies and the rules that govern their operation, known as replaceable rules. The module will also explore the legal framework around pre-registration contracts, which are agreements entered into before the company is officially incorporated. Students will gain an understanding of the legal requirements for such contracts and the potential consequences of non-compliance. By the end of the module, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the management of companies and the legalities surrounding pre-registration contracts.
This module delves into the crucial role of directors in the corporate world and their legal responsibilities and obligations. It covers the legal and ethical standards that directors must adhere to, and the consequences they may face if they fail to meet these obligations. Additionally, it explores the different types of duties that directors have and the legal framework that governs these duties, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the role of directors in corporate governance.

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Ronnie L.

Ronnie is an experienced and knowledgeable tutor specializing in Business courses. With a degree in accounting from De La Salle University, Ronnie brings practical examples and real-world insights to his teaching. Currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Queensland, he remains committed to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Ronnie's exceptional communication skills and emphasis on practical application empower students to grasp complex business concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios.

Yan-Li S.

Yan Li, an enthusiastic tutor from Shanghai, is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance at the University of South Australia. Her combined knowledge of these fields brings a unique perspective to her tutoring sessions, offering students a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management and finance. Beyond academics, Yan's passions lie in art, photography, and exploring culinary delights. These interests shape her creative and diverse tutoring approach, as she incorporates innovative teaching methods that cater to different learning styles.

Imogen H.

Imogen is a former Payroll Specialist with three years of experience, specializing in Xero and QuickBooks. With a deep understanding of payroll processes, regulations, and industry best practices, Imogen is dedicated to sharing her expertise as a payroll tutor. Her extensive knowledge of Xero and QuickBooks allows her to provide comprehensive training and support to students, equipping them with the skills needed to effectively manage payroll using these popular accounting software platforms.

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This course takes approximately 110 hours, and you’ll have lifetime access to this course. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Online Business Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as an Assistant Manager. In Australia, Assistant Managers earn approximately $55,000 per year but can be as high as $70,000 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on (02) 8006 0556 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Online Business Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment.

Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way

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