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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit aim

Provides the basis for a sound understanding of the basic principles governing the formation, interpretation and performance of contractual rights and obligations and the remedies available to parties in contractual disputes, under both common law and statute law.

Unit content

Topic 1 – Introduction to Contract Law
Topic 2 – Offer & Acceptance
Topic 3 – Intention
Topic 4 – Consideration
Topic 5 – Capacity and Privity
Topic 6 – Construction of the contract
Topic 7 – Vitiating factors
Topic 8 – Illegality
Topic 9 – Discharge
Topic 10 – Remedies

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 2

  • Graw, S, 2017, An Introduction to the Law of Contract, 9th edn, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, Australia. ISBN: 9780455239897.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz10%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz10%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz10%
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 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.