LAWS20061 - Management Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the key topics and concepts of law relevant to management decision making in an engineering context. While the topics present as typical for business and management students, the materials are contextualised and integrated with management-decision making, challenges and dilemmas. This unit traverses the following themes: The nature of law and legal institutions in the Australian context; ethical challenges and dilemmas for enigineering managers within a regulated environment; law of professional negligence; general law of contract, contract processes and e-contracting; consumer protection and competition law under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth); and the law and regulatory framework on employment in Australia. If you have successfully completed the unit LAWS20037 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2020

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Presentation 10%
3. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Internal review
Feedback
Class attendance.
Recommendation
Regular contact with campus and distance students was maintained. In Term 2 2018 there were no attendance issues and Moodle engagement levels were high. Emails and nudges through Easiconnect when appropriate were implemented. These practices will be maintained. The UC for Term 2 2018 did not compose the feedback item and the source notes and is unable to elaborate.The Term 2 2017 UC and unit reviewer can assist further. See Section 5. The form of the AUER was approved in November 2018 subject to an amendment request for Section 2 in regard to enrolments. This amendment was completed in November 2018.
Action Taken
The unit was scheduled to run in Term 2 2019 but as no students enrolled the unit did not run. The unit is not anticipated to run again.
Source: Internal review
Feedback
Final assessment item.
Recommendation
Students were allowed additional time to prepare before submission of the final assessment item. This practice will be maintained.The UC for Term 2 2018 did not compose the feedback item and the source notes and is unable to elaborate.. The Term 2 2017 UC and unit reviewer can assist further. See Section 5.The form of the AUER was approved in November 2018 subject to an amendment request for Section 2 in regard to enrolments. This amendment was completed in November 2018.
Action Taken
The unit was scheduled to run in Term 2 2019 but as no students enrolled the unit did not run. The unit is not anticipated to run again.
Source: The unit was scheduled to run in Term 2 2019 but as no students enrolled the unit did not run. The unit is not anticipated to run again.
Feedback
The unit was scheduled to run in Term 2 2019 but as no students enrolled the unit did not run. The unit is not anticipated to run again.
Recommendation
The unit was scheduled to run in Term 2 2019 but as no students enrolled the unit did not run. The unit is not anticipated to run again.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. evaluate and discuss the nature and framework of the Australian legal environment;
  2. evaluate and discuss the ethical perspectives and values as part of the context of management law and engineering practice;
  3. critically analyse the framework of the law of professional negligence and contract (including e-contracting) as integrated into management decisions;
  4. critically analyse and evaluate the application of consumer and competition law to management decsions and conduct; and
  5. critically appraise the evolving legal framework in relation to workplace relations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment