Subject details

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

  1. describe the Australian legal system with particular reference to the construction industry
  2. apply concepts of the law of contract and tort to construction industry case studies
  3. evaluate alternative legal dispute resolution options on construction projects.
    • Introduction, Terminology and Legal Searches
    • Australian Law
    • Contracts
    • Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence & Duress
    • Termination and Remedies of Contract
    • Negligence and Nuisance
    • Property Law
    • Tenders and Dispute Resolution
    • Acts Relating to Construction
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special 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%)