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Contract Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW10011

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This is a (Priestley 11) unit (VLAB required area of study) completion is required for eligibility for admission to practice as a legal practitioner in Australia

This unit enables students, through the study of cases, statutes and other materials, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, Australian contract law. Students are introduced to the law relating to contractual agreements including formation, scope, content, avoidance, performance, discharge and remedies. Its focus is on the underlying principles and rules of law that apply to all contracts, unless otherwise provided by statute or the common law. As such, its study is a prelude to embarking upon those areas of law that have contractual agreement at their core.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate Australian contract law and related policies
  • Identify relevant contract law principles in cases and statues
  • Apply those contract law principles to particular factual situations and effectively advise and communicate with clients and others about their contractual rights and obligations
  • Locate and interpret domestic legislation applicable to contract law
  • Conduct contract law related research independently and in groups and use the results of that research to reach well-reasoned conclusions.