Applied Contract Law - 2016

Unit summary

BLW15

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Problem based (20%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit covers the formation, negotiation and operation of contracts, the role and structure of the contents of a business contract including: boilerplate and common clauses, risk management and termination clauses, the type and scope of contract remedies and dispute resolution.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain and demonstrate the principles of contract law relevant to the formation and operation of a contract
  2. identify, interpret and explain standard clauses in business contracts and apply them to business scenarios
  3. identify risks inherent in negotiating, making and managing business contracts and discuss potential clauses and strategies to minimise those risks
  4. construct business directed communication related to contract development, interpretation, management and effect.
  • Assignment — Problem based (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Project (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction and Overview
2Negotiating the contract
3Formation of the contract
4The content of the contract 1
5The content of the contract 2
6Performing the contract
7Ending the contract
8Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Common Law
9Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Statute
10The consequences of ending the contract: remedies
11Resolving contract disputes - a practical guide

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Contract Law in Context

    By:Harris and Croese

    ISBN: 9781922180957

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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