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Lismore
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Sydney - The Hotel School

Unit description

Introduces students to basic legal skills as well as the nature and structure of the Australian system of government. Because contracts and consumer rights underpin business and commerce, students focus on the law of contract and related statutes such as the Australian Consumer Law.

Unit content

Topic 1 The Australian legal system
Topic 2 Making the contract - part 1 (offer and acceptance)
Topic 3 Making the contract - part 2 (intention and consideration)
Topic 4 Express terms
Topic 5 Implied terms
Topic 6 Remedies in contract law
Topic 7 Liability for defective products
Topic 8 Misrepresentation and unfair commercial conduct
Topic 9 Consumers' rights and the supply of goods and services
Topic 10 Agency
Topic 11 Business organisations

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
1demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Constitution and its significance for the governance of Australia;Knowledge of a discipline
2describe Australia's system of government;Knowledge of a discipline
3explain the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business;Knowledge of a discipline
4identify issues and basic principles and apply them to resolve legal problems;Creativity
5appraise the role of ethics in contract law;Ethical practice
6understand the law regarding agency;Knowledge of a discipline
7use correct case citation and academic referencing.Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Constitution and its significance for the governance of Australia;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe Australia's system of government;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify issues and basic principles and apply them to resolve legal problems;
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. appraise the role of ethics in contract law;
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  6. understand the law regarding agency;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. use correct case citation and academic referencing.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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