Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
China - TUSTN/ASession 1
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
MelbourneN/ASession 1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3
OnlineSession 1Session 1
PerthN/ASession 1,3
Singapore - MDISN/ASession 1
SydneyN/ASession 1,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit aim

Introduces students to basic legal skills as well as the nature and structure of the Australian system of government. Because contracts and consumer rights underpin business and commerce, students focus on the law of contract and related statutes such as the Australian Consumer Law.

Unit content

Topic 1 The Australian legal system
Topic 2 Making the contract - part 1 (offer and acceptance)
Topic 3 Making the contract - part 2 (intention and consideration)
Topic 4 Express terms
Topic 5 Implied terms
Topic 6 Remedies in contract law
Topic 7 Liability for defective products
Topic 8 Misrepresentation and unfair commercial conduct
Topic 9 Consumers' rights and the supply of goods and services
Topic 10 Agency
Topic 11 Business organisations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Sweeney, B, O'Reilly, J & Coleman, A, 2016, Law in Commerce, 6th edn, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409342857.

Session 3

  • Sweeney, B, O'Reilly, J & Coleman, A, 2016, Law in Commerce, 6th edn, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409342857.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - TUST

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 12 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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