Legal Foundations for Accountants - TABL5512

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Taxation and Business Law

Course Outline: TABL5512 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 3

EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 1.5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: must be enrolled in program 8409 or 8415

Excluded: TABL5511

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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In presenting and the analysis of financial data and in the financial management of enterprises, accountants need to be aware of the legal responsibilities and risks that arise in business. This course begins by outlining the framework of the Australian legal system and the sources and nature of Australian law. It then introduces the student to areas of law particularly relevant to accountants including: the law of contract; consumer protection law; real and personal property; intellectual property; securities over property interests; torts (such as negligent misstatement); crimes (such as fraud and other 'white collar' crimes); payment systems; and competition law.

This course is offered only for students in the Master of Professional Accounting program.
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