ENTREP 3017 - Driving Decisions: Legal
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 3017 Course Driving Decisions: Legal Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ENTREP 3007, TECHCOMM 3007 Course Description Do you know where to seek appropriate legal advice or identify key functions you need to address if you wish to start, join or invest in a startup or new business at some future point? This course enables students from a variety of backgrounds to understand the legal aspects of entrepreneurship. On completion of this course, you will have a broad understanding of Commercial Law and how it will impact entrepreneurial activity in several areas. You will learn how to identify specific legal issues an entrepreneur needs to understand at various stages of venture development. The course covers, from a very practical perspective, key issues in: creating a business entity including sole traders, partnerships and trusts; Australian Consumer law; Contract law; Intellectual Property; Employment law; Restrictive Trade Practices; Accounting; Insurances; Australian and overseas Digital Privacy Regulations and Laws; Exit strategies; Ethics and Compliance.
Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew McKinlay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Identify legal issues in commercial scenarios 2 Articulate practical skills for setting up and running a new venture 3 Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills 4 Demonstrate a high level of literacy and to verbally communicate information and ideas effectively 5 Develop a practical legal strategy for a new venture
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
3-5 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, 3-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-3, 5 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, 5 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
Required ResourcesNo required textbook
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities SummaryThis is a draft schedule and session dates are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.
Learning Activities Summary Intensive Content Readings 1
Introduction to the Legal System in Australia
Definintion of Intellectual Property
Patents, Trade Marks, Designs
Other IP Copyright, Circuit Protection, Plant Varieties
Practical Exercise to consider the application of IP to a start-Up senario
2 Business Structures:
Company (various types)
Board of Directors
Trusts (various types)
3 Agency arrangements
Heads of agreement
Contracts going wrong
Competition and consumer protection and ACCC
misleading and deceptive conduct
consumer warranties against defects
unfair contract laws
other laws affecting offering of goods and services
Record Keeping and Systems Investment Funds handling Taxation Payroll
GST (applying and paying)
Policies and Procedures
Government Schemes R&D Tax EMDG, etc.
Fair Work & Bullying
Hiring and Firing
Terms of Engagement
Office Equipment (leased/owned/borrowed)
Data (Cloud/Local Servers)
Software functionality (when it goes wrong)
6 Revision Day
How did they deal with various legal issues?
How and when to get advice?
How do you choose an advisor?
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning Outcomes 1 True/False Quiz (opening intensive) Individual 50 questions 12.5% 1,2,3 2 Question/Answer written assessment Individual 10-15 questions 20% 1-5 3 True/False Quiz (closing intensive) Individual 50 questions 12.5% 1,2,3 4 Question/Answer written assessment Individual 10-15 questions 20% 1-5 5 Final Question/Answer written assessment Individual 10-15 questions 30% 1-5 6 Participation Individual in class 5% 1,2,3 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning during classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailTrue/False Quiz (opening and closing intensive)
50 True/False questions on content of respective intensives
Question/Answer written assessment (opening and closing intensive)
Within the range of 10-15 questions on content of respective intensives
Final Question/Answer written assessment
Within the range of 10-15 questions on content of respective intensives
Contributing to class discussions
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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
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