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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

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

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

  1. identify the legal and non-legal issues in contractual cases and hypothetical situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. express the above in clear, concise and logical language.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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