Details for Australian Legal Environment and Ethics

Do you want to conduct business in an ethical, legal and God honouring way?

It is essential for small business owners, managers, and even Church leaders to have a basic understanding of business law to allow them to make sound judgments that accord with both the law and high ethical standards. The law sets acceptable behaviour standards and provides protection for all people involved in business. This subject seeks to introduce you to purpose, creation and implementation of law, and provides a reasonable understanding of how business needs to be conducted.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS002
  • Credit points: 8
  • Subject coordinator: Ka Lun Kenelm Chan

Awards offering Australian Legal Environment and Ethics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe the legal and ethical environment of business;
  2. Display and apply an understanding of the Australian legal environment of business;
  3. Explain governance issues in the Australian regulatory environment;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical environment of business from a Christian perspective.

Subject Content

  1. Principles of Australian law 
  2. Incorporations Act
  3. Consumer Law
  4. Ethical and theological perspectives
  5. Models and practices
  6. Not-for-profit sector

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive
  • Independent learning (untimetabled)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Tests (30%)
  • Case Study (1000 words) (30%)
  • Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

            Gibson, A., Business Law,9th Edition, Pearson, 2015