Introduction to Business Law

LAW10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Consumer Protection,
Intellectual property, Business entities, Business ownership and Employment issues.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the laws that impact upon business in areas relating to Contract law, Torts, Australian Consumer law, Intellectual property, Business entities, Business ownership and Employment issues
2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the laws (both statutory and common law) which impact upon different business organisations
3. Apply business law principles to everyday business activities, and hypothetical and real world problems
4. Recognise diverse viewpoints and synthesise arguments from multiple points of view

Courses with unit

A core unit of study in the Bachelor of Business Suite.