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: Content, interpretation and operation of the contract
Topic 4: Termination and breach
Topic 5: Remedies for breach
Topic 6: Illegality and unenforceable contracts
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.
|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|
|2||analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance|
|3||demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms|
|4||apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in Australia
- analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance
- demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms
- apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Turner, C, Trone, J & Gamble, R, 2021, Concise Australian Commercial Law, 6th Edition, Lawbook Co., Sydney. ISBN: 9780455244686.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
- Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.