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Unit description

Provides the basis for a sound understanding of the basic principles governing the formation, interpretation and performance of contractual rights and obligations and the remedies available to parties in contractual disputes, under both common law and statute law.

Unit content

Topic 1 – Introduction to Contract Law
Topic 2 – Offer & Acceptance
Topic 3 – Intention
Topic 4 – Consideration
Topic 5 – Capacity and Privity
Topic 6 – Construction of the contract
Topic 7 – Vitiating factors
Topic 8 – Illegality
Topic 9 – Discharge
Topic 10 – Remedies

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify the legal and non-legal issues in contractual cases and hypothetical situations
2apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
3express the above in clear, concise and logical language.

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

  1. identify the legal and non-legal issues in contractual cases and hypothetical situations
  2. apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
  3. express the above in clear, concise and logical language.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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