LAW330 Finance Law (8)

This subject examines the statutory environment of banking and financial businesses, and the law affecting relationships between bankers and their customers. It covers the legal relationship between participants in financial transactions, including creditors. The subject also includes a detailed analysis of negotiable instruments and other common financial instruments and securities, including the securities legislation. It identifies issues for financial advisors and examines issues in corporate finance, electronic banking and commerce.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW330. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the sources and content of the law governing the Australian financial system;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the law relating to financial transactions, the fiduciary relationship, contracts and institutional compliance;
  • be able to critically evaluate the law relating to financial advising, lending and trusts;
  • be able to describe the law relating to securities and negotiable instruments and apply the relevant legislation; and
  • be able to critically evaluate legal issues within the area of electronic transactions and banking.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • statutory control of authorised (financial) deposit taking institutions;
  • rights and duties in banker-customer relationships;
  • negotiable instruments and clearing systems;
  • the law relating to securities;
  • trusts and financial advising;
  • the law relating to equity and debt finance; and
  • electronic banking.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LAW330 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Problem solving question
Problem solving reports
Problem solving questions

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.