2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
Topic 1: What is an enforceable contract?
Topic 2: Fairness in contract formation
Topic 3: Practical pitfalls in contracts
Topic 4: Performance and breach
Topic 5: What happens when the contractual relationship fails?
Topic 6: Contract law in context
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in Australia||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate advanced capacity to apply relevant legal principles to factual scenarios using clear and logical language||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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