Build a solid understanding of the legal landscape and laws affecting construction projects in Australia. Study ways to negotiate and manage contracts and get tips from industry case studies. Learn techniques to identify risks and resolve disputes.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the Australian legal system with particular reference to the construction industry
- apply concepts of the law of contract and tort to construction industry case studies
- evaluate alternative legal dispute resolution options on construction projects.
- Introduction, Terminology and Legal Searches
- Australian Law
- Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence & Duress
- Termination and Remedies of Contract
- Negligence and Nuisance
- Property Law
- Tenders and Dispute Resolution
- Acts Relating to Construction
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
An introduction to sources of law affecting building projects including the judicial system, common law and statute law, contract law and torts and dispute resolution.
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- Report (20%)
- Group case study (35%)
- Invigilated examination (45%)