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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

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 Contracts and the three elements
Topic 2 Terms of the contract
Topic 3 Matters affecting formation
Topic 4 Vitiation of contracts
Topic 5 Illegal contracts
Topic 6 End of the contract
Topic 7 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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.

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:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. express the above in clear, concise and logical language.
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • Wiseman, L, Backstrom, M & Trowse, P, 2012, Contracts, 4th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780409329186.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.