Introduction to Commercial Law

Course code 510

In this online course you will learn about commercial law and be able to apply legal reasoning.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2018 to start 2 Jul 2018
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 1, 13 Jun 2018
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2018
    Trimester 3, 13 Feb 2019
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 & 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

What you need to know about this course

Once you have completed your study of this course you should be able to

  • Explain core elements of the New Zealand legal system and apply section five of the Interpretation Act to a legislative provision
  • Apply the basic principles of Tort of Negligence to a given situation
  • Apply the basic principles of the law of contract to given situation(s)
  • Explain the basic principles of property law and apply relevant provisions of the Sales and Goods Act to given situations
  • Apply basic principles of consumer law to given situations
  • Demonstrate an awareness of an aspect of a legal topic affecting business in a given situation.


50% In-course assessment

50% Examination 

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.


Kathryn Hayman

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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