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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

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

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Constitution and its significance for the governance of Australia;
2 describe Australia's system of government;
3 explain the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business;
4 identify issues and basic principles and apply them to resolve legal problems;
5 appraise the role of ethics in contract law;
6 understand the law regarding agency;
7 use correct case citation and academic referencing.

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:
  2. describe Australia's system of government;
    • GA4:
  3. explain the roles of statute and common law in commerce and business;
    • GA4:
  4. identify issues and basic principles and apply them to resolve legal problems;
    • GA2:
  5. appraise the role of ethics in contract law;
    • GA3:
  6. understand the law regarding agency;
    • GA4:
  7. use correct case citation and academic referencing.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Sweeney, B, O'Reilly, J & Coleman, A, 2013, Law in Commerce, 5th edn, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409334449.

  • Sweeney, B, O'Reilly, J & Coleman, A, 2013, Law in Commerce, 5th edn, LexisNexis, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409334449.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.