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Unit description

Examines the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning contract law in Australia with emphasis on practical and commercial applications of the relevant principles. Critical theoretical perspectives will be analysed against a backdrop of current national and international trends relevant to understanding contracts in everyday practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is an enforceable contract?

Topic 2: Fairness in contract formation

Topic 3: Content, interpretation and operation of the contract

Topic 4: Termination and breach

Topic 5: Remedies

Topic 6: Contract law in context

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in AustraliaKnowledge of a discipline
2analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performanceKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract termsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract lawKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate advanced capacity to apply relevant legal principles to factual scenarios using clear and logical languageKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in Australia
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate advanced capacity to apply relevant legal principles to factual scenarios using clear and logical language
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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