Finance Law

LAW20045 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


150 Credit Points from a bachelor degree

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the laws which impact on the financial institutions. Detailed consideration is given to the role of regulators, the banker- customer relationship, electronic banking, insurance and superannuation. The unit also sensitises students to the ethical considerations faced when dealing with consumers on behalf of financial institutions.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within which financial services providers operate
2. Apply knowledge of laws to problem scenarios that may be encountered in business dealings between financial institutions and consumers
3. Evaluate the legal relationships (including fiduciary duties) between financial services providers and their clients
4. Articulate the legal and ethical responsibilities of the participants in the finance industry