TABL5511 Legal Foundations of Business - 2018

TABL5511
Postgraduate
Semester 1
6 Units of Credit
On Campus
Taxation & Business Law

1. Course Details

Summary of Course

Legal Foundations of Business is a core requirement for students undertaking the Master of Business Law (in the Faculty of Law) or the Master of Financial Planning and is the introductory course for students undertaking a Business Law specialisation in their Master of Commerce degree or who wish to do higher level courses offered by the School of Taxation and Business Law. The course is also designed to provide students with the fundamental legal skills (writing, analysis and research) necessary to enable successful study in the more discrete business and taxation law courses offered by the School of Taxation & Business Law or the Faculty of Law (for Master of Business Law students).

The specific objectives of the course are to:

  • Introduce Australian law and the institutions of the Australian legal system and provide a brief comparison with other major legal systems used in the world;
  • Provide a conceptual background to the legal environment of business and the interaction of law, business and society;
  • Teach students a methodology for analysing and understanding the process for the solution to legal problems that will be useful throughout their career;
  • Provide the necessary skills for examining legal source material, such as an ability to interpret provisions of an Act of Parliament, to analyse statements contained in judgments of courts of law and to determine if a law is validly enacted;
  • Introduce knowledge and skills that provide a basis for understanding the nature and effect of commercial contracts;
  • Introduce students to an understanding of how selected areas of substantive law such as contract, fair trading, competition, property, torts and business organisational structures may impact on commercial activities.

Teaching Times and Locations

Please note that teaching times and locations are subject to change. Students are strongly advised to refer to the Class Timetable website for the most up-to-date teaching times and locations.

View course timetable

Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

The aims of this course are to:

  • Develop student understanding of the structure and key principles underlying the Australian commercial legal system,
  • Develop student ability to apply this knowledge to solving legal problems in specific areas relating to business in a structured and analytical manner; and
  • Provide student with a firm grounding in the legal analysis and research skills necessary throughout student’s career and for any further study in business and taxation law.

Relationship with Other Courses in the MCom

TABL 5511 Legal Foundations of Business is the introductory law course in the Master of Commerce degree offered by the School of Taxation and Business Law and is designed to provide students with the fundamental legal skills (writing, analysis and research) necessary to enable successful study in the more discrete business and taxation law courses offered by the School. For students not undertaking a specialisation in Business Law, the course offers an excellent introduction to the Australian legal system and laws that regulate the business environment. Emphasis is given to understanding legal reasoning and argument. Particular emphasis is given to the law of contracts, which is essential knowledge for the study of all subjects offered by the School as it is the underpinning of all commerce.

The following table, while not meant to be comprehensive, is indicative of the topics that are also relevant to other courses offered by the School.

​TABL 5511 Topic ​School of Taxation and Business Law Courses
​Sale of Goods ​Business Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Intellectual Property for Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law.
​Competition lawBusiness Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Intellectual Property for Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law.
​Consumer protection lawBusiness Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Intellectual Property for Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law.
​Property (Real and Personal)​Business Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Intellectual Property for Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law;
Trust and Partnership.
​Torts law Business Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law;
Intellectual Property for Business.
​Business organizational structures Business Law in a Global Economy;
Legal Environment of Asian Business;
Corporations and Business Associations Law;
Intellectual Property for Business;
Trust and Partnership.

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Title Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
LecturerMsMary IpRoom 2067, Level 2 Quadrangle Building – Ref E15+61 2 9385 3253

When you contact me by email please:

  • Use your university email account. (Note: message from non-university email system will not be opened and would delay communication with your lecturer.)
  • Specify the subject TABL5511 as I teach more than one course.
  • Sign off by using your name in the enrolment record.

3. Learning and Teaching Activities

Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course

​This course is conducted with the aim of promoting student-centred learning. This aim will be achieved by requiring students to engage with the topics presented in the course through independent reading of the text book, newspapers and on the internet as part of the required weekly readings. The Exam and Minor assignment assessment in this course is designed to encourage the student to apply the knowledge learned in the lectures, reading and outside research as well as the skills developed in preparation and presentation of tutorial questions to practical legal problems of the type they may encounter in the work environment.

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

​Lectures and tutorial problems (Minor Assignment)

Lectures are an essential part of learning. Lectures do not summarise or replace the required reading in the textbook. Student should not rely on lecture slides as the sole source of learning for this course. The readings from the textbook place the lecture material in its full context and provide an in-depth understanding of the topic that is needed for successful completion of the course. The purpose of the lecture is to highlight key aspects of the subject, not to fully explain the week’s topic.

Students are expected to study the prescribed text and any reading material provided and to engage with sources outside the prescribed texts, such as information in online legal databases, daily newspapers and/or on the internet.

During the class period, students will present proposed answers to tutorial problems (Minor Assignment) related to the previous week’s lecture material. These problem questions provide students with an opportunity to develop proficiency in their oral communication skills and the development of an analytical approach to problem solving in a structured case study environment. Students will also hand in a written answer to the tutorial question they are assigned (Minor Assignment) which develops their proficiency in written communication and their ability to resolve legal issues in a structured manner. ALL students are expected to attempt a solution to each of the tutorial problems PRIOR to the tutorial discussion, which will enable students not leading discussion that week to compare their solution with the presenter’s solution, thereby engendering discussion and the practical problem solving experience necessary to complete the exam with proficiency. The discussion of the tutorial problems in class is the primary form of feedback students receive in problem solving and how they are progressing in the course. Failure to attempt a solution to the tutorial problems each week will result in students not receiving the full benefit of this feedback.

Model answers to the tutorial problems will NOT be handed out and will not be posted on Moodle. Discussion of the presented problem will indicate the appropriate solution process.

5. Course Resources

Prescribed text:

  • Turner,Trone & Gamble, Concise Australian Commercial Law, 4th ed. 2017 (Thomson Reuters)

Additional resources:

Jurisprudentia Student Guide Card - BUSINESS LAW I, II, III (1st Year)

Jurisprduentia Student Guide Card - CONSUMER LAW

There are a number of other texts that you may find useful. Most of these texts are available in the Law Library.

  • Turner & Trone, Australian Commercial Law, 31st ed. 2017 (Thomson Reuters)
  • Carter, J W, Carter’s Guide to Australian Contract Law, 3rd ed. 2015 (Lexis Nexis)
  • Harris, Jason & Corese, Christopher Contract in Context 2015 (CCH)
  • Carvan, Understanding the Australian Legal System, 6th ed. 2009 (Thomson)
  • Enright C.,Legal Technique 2002 (The Federation Press) (note: The earlier edition of this book, Understanding the Law, is also useful.)
  • Gibson and Fraser, Business Law, 2013 (Pearson)
  • James, Business Law, 2nd ed. 2012 (Wiley)
  • Khoury & Yamouni, Understanding Contract Law, 8th ed 2010 (Lexis Nexis)
  • Pentony, Graw, Parker, Whitford, Understanding Business Law, 6th ed, 2013 (Lexis Nexis)
  • Richards, Ludlow, Gibson, Tort Law in Principle, 5th ed, 2009 (Thomson Reuters)
  • Lo, Vai Io, Commercial Law in Australia, 2009 (LexisNexis) (In Chinese)
  • Wang, The International Student Guide to Business Law, 2007 (Thomson) (In Chinese)

Reference Materials:

Excellent general references that can aid students in identifying and accurately stating legal rules are the Halsbury’s Laws of Australia series (LexisNexis database) or The Laws of Australia Encyclopaedia (Legal Online database) which are available in the online through the UNSW Library’s Sirius search engine (see Electronic Databases below).

Excellent study references also include the Jurisprudentia Student Guide Cards for Consumer Law I, II & III and Commercial Law I & II (available from the UNSW Co-op Bookshop).

All students should have access to a good legal dictionary. Students should also be aware of appropriate study techniques and legal referencing protocols (the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed.: http://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/aglc is excellent for this). Any of the following books are recommended for these purposes. Many of them are available from the UNSW Law School library.

  • Krever, Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques, 7th ed. 2011, (Butterworths).
  • Campbell et al, Students’ Guide to Legal Writing, 3rd ed, 2010 (The Federation Press)
  • Crosling & Murphy, How to Study Business Law, 4th ed., 2009, (LexisNexis Butterworths).
  • Keyzer, Legal Problem Solving: a Guide for Law Students, 2nd ed. 2002,
  • Macdonald and Clarke-Dixon, Clear and Precise Writing Skills for today’s lawyer, 2nd ed, 2005, Thomson
  • Strong, S. I. How to write law essays & exams, 4th ed, 2014, Oxford University Press.

General Web References

Electronic Databases:

The UNSW library subscribes to several electronic databases, including the Halsbury’s Laws of Australia series (LexisNexis database) or The Laws of Australia Encyclopedia (Legal Online database). Of particular relevance to this course are the LexisNexis, Legal Online and the CCH databases. The UNSW library databases can be accessed via the UNSW website using the Sirius search engine. Also available on line in the UNSW Library site is the Guide to Legal Research (which includes a tab on ‘Legal Citations”). Go to the UNSW Library page > Subject Guides > Law > Guide to Legal Research.

The website for this course is on Moodle.

6. Course Evaluation & Development

​The School of Taxation & Business Law’s quality enhancement process involves regular review of its courses and study materials by content and educational specialists, combined with feedback from students. Towards the end of the semester, you will be asked to complete an online myExperience survey via Moodle to evaluate the effectiveness of your course lecturer and the actual course content. Your input into this quality enhancement process through the completion of these surveys is extremely valuable in assisting us in meeting the needs of our students and in providing an effective and enriching learning experience. The results of all surveys are carefully considered and do lead to action towards enhancing the quality or course content and delivery.

7. Course Schedule

Week 1: 26 Feb
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Introduction to TABL 5511 and course administration

Lecture topic:

Introduction to law and legal systems

The Australian Legal System

The Constitution

Assessment/Other

Introduction to legal writing skill.

Methodology - IPAAC (Issue, Principle, Authority, Application, and Conclusion)

Week 2: 05 Mar
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

The Australian Court System

Legal Reasoning

Assessment/Other

Reminder

Tutorial Leadership and

Tutorial participation (Oral and Written) commence from Week 3 onward

 

Week 3: 12 Mar
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Note: Weeks 3, 4 and 5 are taught as continuous block and they are separated here only for convenience.

Contract Law 1

  • Introduction to the life circle of a contract.
  • Formation of a contract.

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • The Court System
  • Legal Reasoning

In-class test

  • Legal system

Week 4: 19 Mar
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Contract Law 2

  • Contents of contract
  • Factors affecting the real consent of contractual parties.

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Contract Law 1

Week 5: 26 Mar
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Contract Law 3

  • Contents of contract

  • Factors affecting the real consent of contractual parties.

     

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Contract Law 2

Mid Semester Break: 02 Apr
Week 6: 09 Apr
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Property Law

  • Meaning of property

  • Ownership v possession

  • A brief Introduction to real, personal & intellectual property

 

 

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Contract Law 3

In-class test

  • Contract Law

Week 7: 16 Apr
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Law of Torts 1

Introduction to the interests protected by tort law

  • Types intentional torts
  • Civil Liability Act (NSW) 2002

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Property Law

Week 8: 23 Apr
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Law of Torts 2

  • The tort of negligence

 

 

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Law of Torts 1

 

Week 9: 30 Apr
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Sale of Goods Law

  • Statutory modifications to contract law - Implied terms of a contract in the context of the Sale of Goods Act.
  • Introduction to buyer and seller’s rights and obligations in a sale transaction of goods.

 

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Torts Law 2

 

In-class test

  • Tort law

Week 10: 07 May
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Consumer Law

  • Consumer legal protection will be examined through Federal legislation, with an emphasis on Chapters 2 and 3 of the Australian Consumer Law in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  • Vitiating factors of a contract will be discussed in the context of the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Brief examination of manufacturer’s liability under the Australian Consumer Law in addition to liability under tort law and contract law.

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Sale of Goods Law

Week 11: 14 May
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Competition Law

  • An introduction to Australian competition legal regime through the examination of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Consumer Law

Week 12: 21 May
Activity

Lecture and Tutorial

Topic

Business organizational structures

Essential legal concepts of business organizational structures (that is, sole traders, partnerships, corporations and trusts) and the underlying regulation

Assessment/Other

Weekly topic for tutorial leadership and participation

  • Competition Law

8. Policies

Information about UNSW Business School protocols, University policies, student responsibilities and education quality and support.

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes

The Business School Program Learning Goals reflect what we want all students to BE or HAVE by the time they successfully complete their degree, regardless of their individual majors or specialisations. For example, we want all our graduates to HAVE a high level of business knowledge and a sound awareness of ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of business. As well, we want all our graduates to BE effective problem-solvers, communicators and team participants.

You can demonstrate your achievement of these goals by the specific outcomes you achieve by the end of your degree (i.e. Program Learning Outcomes—henceforth PLOs). These PLOs articulate what you need to know and be able to do as a result of engaging in learning. They embody the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are identified, mapped, taught, practised and assessed within each Business School program.

All UNSW programs and courses are designed to assess the attainment of program and/or course level learning outcomes, as outlined in the UNSW Assessment Design Procedure. It is therefore important that you become familiar with the Business School PLOs, as they constitute the framework which informs and shapes the course components and assessments of the courses within your program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply disciplinary knowledge to business situations in a local and global environment.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify and research issues in business situations, analyse the issues, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to prepare written documents that are clear, concise and coherent, using appropriate style and presentation for the intended audience, purpose and context.
Oral communication You should be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations that are clear, focussed, well-structured, and delivered in a professional manner.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Workplace skills (Co-op programs only) You should be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner in the work environment, communicate effectively in diverse workplace situations and be able to apply discipline knowledge and understanding to real business problems with initiative and self-direction.
Related PLO Documents View the Undergraduate Honours PLOs (pdf)
Knowledge You should be able to identify and apply current knowledge of disciplinary or interdisciplinary theory and professional practice to business in local and global environments.
Critical thinking and problem solving You should be able to identify, research and analyse complex issues and problems in business and/or management, and propose appropriate and well-justified solutions.
Written communication You should be able to produce written documents that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Oral communication You should be able to produce oral presentations that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose.
Teamwork You should be able to participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, and reflect on your own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes.
Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  1. You should be able to identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision-making and practice.
  2. You should be able to identify social and cultural implications of business.
Related PLO Documents View the Master of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)
View the Doctor of Philosophy PLOs (pdf)

UNSW Graduate Capabilities

The Business School PLOs also incorporate UNSW graduate capabilities, a set of generic abilities and skills that all students are expected to achieve by graduation. These capabilities articulate the University’s institutional values, as well as future employer expectations.

UNSW Graduate CapabilitiesBusiness School PLOs
Scholars capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection, and able to innovate by applying their knowledge and skills to the solution of novel as well as routine problems.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Research capability
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Entrepreneurial leaders capable of initiating and embracing innovation and change, as well as engaging and enabling others to contribute to change
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge
  • Oral communication
  • Workplace skills
  • Written communication
Professionals capable of ethical, self- directed practice and independent lifelong learning
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Workplace skills
Global citizens who are culturally adept and capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially just and responsible way.
  • Ethical, social and environmental responsibility
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication

The Business School strongly advises you to choose a range of courses that assist your development against these PLOs and graduate capabilities, and to keep a record of your achievements as part of your portfolio. You could use these records for work or further study. For support with selecting your courses contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. This form of ethical scholarship is highly valued at UNSW. Terms like Academic Integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning are all considered basic concepts that successful university students understand. Learning how to communicate original ideas, refer sources, work independently, and report results accurately and honestly are skills that you will be able to carry beyond your studies.

The definition of academic misconduct is broad. It covers practices such as cheating, copying and using another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement. Incidents of academic misconduct may have serious consequences for students.

Plagiarism

UNSW regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct. UNSW has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism at UNSW is using the words or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. All Schools in the Business School have a Student Ethics Officer who will investigate incidents of plagiarism and may result in a student’s name being placed on the Plagiarism and Student Misconduct Registers.

Below are examples of plagiarism including self-plagiarism:

Copying: Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement of authorship.

Inappropriate Paraphrasing: Changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgement. This also applies in presentations where someone paraphrases another’s ideas or words without credit and to piecing together quotes and paraphrases into a new whole, without appropriate referencing.

Collusion: Presenting work as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. Collusion includes:

  • Students providing their work to another student before the due date, or for the purpose of them plagiarising at any time
  • Paying another person to perform an academic task and passing it off as your own
  • Stealing or acquiring another person’s academic work and copying it
  • Offering to complete another person’s work or seeking payment for completing academic work

Collusion should not be confused with academic collaboration (i.e., shared contribution towards a group task).

Inappropriate Citation: Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.

Self-Plagiarism: ‘Self-plagiarism’ occurs where an author republishes their own previously written work and presents it as new findings without referencing the earlier work, either in its entirety or partially. Self-plagiarism is also referred to as 'recycling', 'duplication', or 'multiple submissions of research findings' without disclosure. In the student context, self-plagiarism includes re-using parts of, or all of, a body of work that has already been submitted for assessment without proper citation.

To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism-quiz

Cheating

The University also regards cheating as a form of academic misconduct. Cheating is knowingly submitting the work of others as their own and includes contract cheating (work produced by an external agent or third party that is submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work). Cheating is not acceptable at UNSW.

If you need to revise or clarify any terms associated with academic integrity you should explore the 'Working with Academic Integrity' self-paced lessons available at: https://student.unsw.edu.au/aim.

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: http://subjectguides.library.unsw.edu.au/elise. For information on student conduct see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/conduct.

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: https://student.unsw.edu.au/referencing. If you are unsure what referencing style to use in this course, you should ask the lecturer in charge.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found on the 'Managing your Program' website

Workload

It is expected that you will spend at least nine to ten hours per week studying for a course except for Summer Term courses which have a minimum weekly workload of eighteen to twenty hours. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of semester. Local and international research indicates that students who engage early and often with their course website are more likely to pass their course.

View more information on expected workload

Attendance

Your regular and punctual attendance at lectures and seminars or in online learning activities is expected in this course. The Business School reserves the right to refuse final assessment to those students who attend less than 80% of scheduled classes where attendance and participation is required as part of the learning process (e.g., tutorials, flipped classroom sessions, seminars, labs, etc.).

View more information on attendance

General Conduct and Behaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and students may be asked to leave the class.

View more information on student conduct

Health and Safety

UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others.

View more information on Health and Safety

Keeping Informed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details.

Special Consideration

You must submit all assignments and attend all examinations scheduled for your course. You can apply for special consideration when illness or other circumstances beyond your control, interfere with your performance in a specific assessment task or tasks. Special Consideration is primarily intended to provide you with an extra opportunity to demonstrate the level of performance of which you are capable.

General information on special consideration for undergraduate and postgraduate courses can be found in the Assessment Implementation Procedure and the Current Students page.

Please note the following:

  1. Applications will not be accepted by teaching staff. The lecturer-in-charge will be automatically notified when you lodge an online application for special consideration
  2. Decisions and recommendations are only made by lecturers-in-charge (or by the Faculty Panel in the case of final exam special considerations), not by tutors
  3. Applying for special consideration does not automatically mean that you will be granted a supplementary exam or other concession
  4. Special consideration requests do not allow lecturers-in-charge to award students additional marks

Business School Protocol on requests for Special Consideration

The lecturer-in-charge will need to be satisfied on each of the following before supporting a request for special consideration:

  1. Does the medical certificate contain all relevant information? For a medical certificate to be accepted, the degree of illness and its impact on the student must be stated by the medical practitioner (severe, moderate, mild). A certificate without this will not be valid. Students should also note that only medical certificates issued after physically visiting a registered medical practitioner will be accepted. Medical certificates submitted for Special Consideration should always be requested from a registered medical practitioner that you have seen at a medical practice. Certificates obtained online or via social media may be fraudulent and if relied upon could result in a breach of the UNSW Student Code.
  2. Has the student performed satisfactorily in the other assessment items? To understand what Satisfactory Performance means in this course, please refer to the 'Formal Requirements' section in Part A of your Course Outline

Special Consideration and the Final Exam in undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Applications for special consideration in relation to the final exam are considered by a Business School Faculty panel to which lecturers-in-charge provide their recommendations for each request. If the Faculty panel grants a special consideration request, this will entitle the student to sit a supplementary examination. No other form of consideration will be granted. The following procedures will apply:

  1. Supplementary exams will be scheduled centrally and will be held approximately two weeks after the formal examination period.

    Supplementary exams for Semester 1, 2018 will be held during the period 14 - 21 July, 2018. Students wishing to sit a supplementary exam will need to be available during this period.

    The date for all Business School supplementary exams for Summer Term 2017/2018 is Wednesday, 21 February, 2018. If a student lodges a special consideration for the final exam, they are stating they will be available on this date. Supplementary exams will not be held at any other time.

  2. Where a student is granted a supplementary examination as a result of a request for special consideration, the student’s original exam (if completed) will be ignored and only the mark achieved in the supplementary examination will count towards the final grade. Absence from a supplementary exam without prior notification does not entitle the student to have the original exam paper marked, and may result in a zero mark for the final exam.

The Supplementary Exam Protocol for Business School students is available at: http://www.business.unsw.edu.au/suppexamprotocol

For special consideration for assessments other than the final exam refer to the ‘Assessment Section’ in your course outline.

Protocol for Viewing Final Exam Scripts

The UNSW Business School has set a protocol under which students may view their final exam script. Please check the protocol here.

Given individual schools within the Faculty may set up a local process for viewing final exam scripts, it is important that you check with your School whether they have any additional information on this process. Please note that this information might also be included in your course outline.


Student Support and Resources

The University and the Business School provide a wide range of support services and resources for students, including:

Business School Education Quality and support Unit (EQS)
The EQS offers academic writing, study skills and maths support specifically for Business students. Services include workshops, online resources, and individual consultations.
Level 1, Room 1033, Quadrangle Building.
bschoolconsults@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 7577 or 02 9385 4508

Business School Student Centre
The Business School Student Centre provides advice and direction on all aspects of admission, enrolment and graduation.
Level 1, Room 1028 in the Quadrangle Building
02 9385 3189

UNSW Learning Centre
The UNSW Learning Centre provides academic skills support services, including workshops and resources, for all UNSW students. See their website for details.
Lower Ground Floor, North Wing Chancellery Building.
learningcentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 2060

Educational Support Service
Educational Support Advisors work with all students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed at university, whilst also providing personal support throughout the process. Check their website to request an appointment or to register in the Academic Success Program.
John Goodsell Building, Ground Floor.
advisors@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

Library services and facilities for students
The UNSW Library offers a range of collections, services and facilities both on-campus and online.
Main Library, F21.
02 9385 2650

Moodle eLearning Support
Moodle is the University’s learning management system. You should ensure that you log into Moodle regularly.
externalteltsupport@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT
UNSW IT provides support and services for students such as password access, email services, wireless services and technical support.
UNSW Library Annexe (Ground floor).
itservicecentre@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 1333

Disability Support Services
UNSW Disability Support Services provides assistance to students who are trying to manage the demands of university as well as a health condition, learning disability or who have personal circumstances that are having an impact on their studies. Disability Advisers can arrange to put in place services and educational adjustments to make things more manageable so that students are able to complete their course requirements. To receive educational adjustments for disability support, students must first register with Disability Services.
Ground Floor, John Goodsell Building.
disabilities@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 4734

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services
Provides support and services if you need help with your personal life, getting your academic life back on track or just want to know how to stay safe, including free, confidential counselling.
Level 2, East Wing, Quadrangle Building.
counselling@unsw.edu.au
02 9385 5418


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