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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

be admitted to the Master of Law (Business), Master of Business Law OR the Graduate Certificate in Business Law.

Unit aim

Examines the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning contract law in Australia with emphasis on practical and commercial applications of the relevant principles. Critical theoretical perspectives will be analysed against a backdrop of current national and international trends relevant to understanding contracts in everyday practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is an enforceable contract?

Topic 2: Fairness in contract formation

Topic 3: Content, interpretation and operation of the contract

Topic 4: Termination and breach

Topic 5: Remedies for breach

Topic 6: Illegality and unenforceable contracts

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:
1 identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in Australia
2 analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance
3 demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms
4 apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law
5 demonstrate advanced capacity to apply relevant legal principles to factual scenarios using clear and logical language

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

  1. identify the legal and equitable principles and statutory framework underpinning the law of contract in Australia
  2. analyse key practical issues arising in contract terms and performance
  3. demonstrate high levels of understanding of issues which affect the making and enforcement of contract terms
  4. apply relevant legal principles to the practical application of contract law
  5. demonstrate advanced capacity to apply relevant legal principles to factual scenarios using clear and logical language

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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