SCU OnlineStudy Period 2,5Study Period 2,5

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

  • Turner, C & Trone, J, 2019, Australian Commercial Law, 32nd edition, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455241395.

Study Period 5

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Short written response20%
Exam: take home40%

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Fee information


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