MLL329 - Financial Services Regulation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL229
EFTSL value: 0.125

LLB students enrolled before T1 2019: MLL110

LLB students enrolled from T1 2019: MLL110 and MLL113

All other students: Nil


MLC203 or MLP331

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour on-campus lecture (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) each week 

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour online lecture (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week 


This unit is designed to provide a broad overview of legal and policy issues relevant to lawyers, financial sector players, regulators, and policy makers. Financial services is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Australian and global economy. In the past decade, the global financial crisis has created new challenges for financial market participants and other stakeholders. Australia has accordingly developed a new regime to regulate all financial services. These developments require careful examination of the legal and policy issues associated with financial services regulation. This unit aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the regulatory theories, regulatory institutions and relevant statutory provisions.

A wide range of topics will be covered, including global financial crisis in the 21st century, financial services and market, theories of financial regulation, financial services reforms in Australia, regulatory bodies and financial service providers, disclosure of financial and non-financial information, and the critical issues of compliance, enforcement, and remedies.

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