Course structure and workload
A commercial law course to underpin your tax skills
The Course in Commercial Law consists of three individual course units. Each course unit contains a series of modules, where each module brings together the foundation components of commercial law in Australia. Each course unit individually can be enrolled in (CommLaw1, CommLaw2 and CommLaw3). Candidates may choose to complete one course unit or all three.
Each unit of the Course in Commercial Law is completed during one study period, which typically runs for 12 – 14 weeks and requires you to complete between 100 and 130 hours of study. In addition, you will also be expected to devote appropriate time to exam preparation.
By completing all three course units, it will be equivalent to the requirement of 18 months of commercial law, equating to three tertiary level units. Candidates may choose to complete one, two or all three course units.
After successful completion of each course unit candidates, will receive a certificate of completion, authorised by The Tax Institute.
Each course unit is delivered through distance study, supported by four web/teleconference tutorials of two-hours each.
The course uses prescribed texts (fees apply) and study materials that include study guides, activities, suggested solutions etc. The course is supported by a course convenor and expert panel.
This course is based on professional insights and commentary about contemporary commercial law as drawn together in the online services of the publisher CCH Australia Ltd.
The learning resources for the course, including the study guide, are to be considered in step with the readings which have been drawn from CCH Australia Ltd.
Each course unit is completed during one study period, which typically runs for 12 – 14 weeks. A course unit is equivalent to a university subject, requiring between 100 and 130 hours of study.
The course is run via a distance mode of study, with a supported web/teleconference tutorial. A guideline to the course workload is provided below:
- 8 – 10 hours per week of private study
- 2 hours x 4 web/teleconference tutorials
- online multiple choice assessment (approximately 2 – 3 hours)
- a three-hour exam of 10 – 15 hours, with exam preparation
- total approximately 100 – 130 hours (within 12 – 14 weeks).
Each course unit is assessed through:
- online multiple-choice questions, making up 40% of the formal assessment component
- a final three-hour exam (supervised), making up 60% of the formal assessment.