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 Contracts and the three elements
Topic 2 Terms of the contract
Topic 3 Matters affecting formation
Topic 4 Vitiation of contracts
Topic 5 Illegal contracts
Topic 6 End of the contract
Topic 7 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

  • Wiseman, L, Backstrom, M & Trowse, P, 2012, Contracts, 4th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409329186.
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 book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Exam: open book60%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Exam: open book60%
Notice

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