Finance Law

LAW30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

14 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

15 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

9 Mar 20 - 7 Jun 20

30 Jun 20

Last self enrolment:
22 Mar 20

3 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Apr 20


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