ENTREP 3007NA - Legal Aspects Entrepreneurship

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Quadmester 4 - 2016

The aim of this course is to enable students from a variety of backgrounds to understand legal aspects of entrepreneurship. The knowledge they gain will enable them to seek appropriate legal advice and identify the areas that they need to address when engaged in entrepreneurial activity. On completion of this course, students should be able to display a broad understanding of Commercial Law and how it will impact entrepreneurial activity in several areas. The student should be able to identify the specific legal issue that an entrepreneur needs to understand at various stages of venture development. The course covers from an international perspective key issues in Contract Law; the implications of the Law of Agency; Company Law and legal forms of business organisation; Law of Torts; Intellectual Property; key aspects of employment law; restrictive trade practices; financing, securities and bankruptcy; ethics and compliance.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENTREP 3007NA
    Course Legal Aspects Entrepreneurship
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Course Description The aim of this course is to enable students from a variety of backgrounds to understand legal aspects of entrepreneurship. The knowledge they gain will enable them to seek appropriate legal advice and identify the areas that they need to address when engaged in entrepreneurial activity. On completion of this course, students should be able to display a broad understanding of Commercial Law and how it will impact entrepreneurial activity in several areas. The student should be able to identify the specific legal issue that an entrepreneur needs to understand at various stages of venture development. The course covers from an international perspective key issues in Contract Law; the implications of the Law of Agency; Company Law and legal forms of business organisation; Law of Torts; Intellectual Property; key aspects of employment law; restrictive trade practices; financing, securities and bankruptcy; ethics and compliance.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Gary Hancock

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The key learning objectives of this course are:

    1.  Students’ ability to identify legal issues in commercial scenarios
    2.  Practical skills for setting up and running a new business
    3.  Students’ ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
    4.  A high level of literacy and the ability to verbally communicate information and ideas effectively
    5.  Ability to work effectively individually and as a team member in small groups
    6.  Opportunities for practical implementation of the concepts

    Students will acquire a practical background in business and legal aspects of setting up and running their own business.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    3, 4, 5, 6,
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 2, 3, 6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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