Business Law

This subject introduces students to the legal environment in which corporations, not-for-profit organisations and churches operate. It covers legal principles, Australia’s legal system, criminal law, tort law, contract law, corporations law, church and not-for-profit law, and workplace law.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee



Awards offering Business Law

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

Unit Content


  1. Explain the legal system in Australia and identify the sources of law;
  2. Evaluate contemporary public issues from a legal perspective;
  3. Describe the legal environment of business;
  4. Develop key business law skills;
  5. Discuss the legal responsibilities and risks of doing business in Australia;
  6. Develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Australian regulatory environment, including from a Christian perspective;
  7. Describe and explain the legal regulation of companies;
  8. Identify and explain the key features and purpose of contract law.

Subject Content

  1. Legal principles
  2. Australia’s legal system 
  3. Criminal law
  4. Tort law
  5. Contract law
  6. Corporations law
  7. Consumer law
  8. Church and Not-For-Profit law
  9. Workplace law
  10. Property Law

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance / Global Online

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

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (10%)
  • Legal Issue Breifing Note (20%)
  • Group Case Study (20%)
  • Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Gibson, A. & Osborne, S. (2019). Business Law (11th ed.). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any textbooks