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ACC717 - Law, Media and Communication

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Little




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit examines the legal framework regulating freelancing and specific job roles in media and communication in Australia. This unit is particularly relevant to journalists, public relations practitioners, writers and freelancers in film/video, creative enterprise and media.

Delivered in a case study environment, this unit aims to provide both a theoretical and practical insight into the legal rights and risks of communicators. The unit will focus in particular on legal issues such as defamation, contempt of court, contracts, copyright and intellectual property.


Written Assignment 1, 2500 words 50%;

Written Assignment 2, 2500 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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