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LAWS11030 - Introductory and Contract Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

An introduction to business law in Australia and the law of contract. Topics include the origins of the Australian legal system, the current legal environment of business and the law of contracts as it regulates business transactions. A particular study is made of the nature, terms, validity, operation and discharge of contracts. STUDENTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED LAWS11054 COMMERCIAL LAW CANNOT ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Jakarta
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Students commended the video lectures, tutorials, additional current legal news items and the helpfulness of the materials. They advised that such resources were high quality and valuable and that the unit's approach made the student's progress easier.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator to maintain online resources and enhance with further contemporary business issues.
Action Taken
The online resources were maintained and further contemporary law and business items were added to the topics on Moodle and these practices will continue.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
A student advised that more IRAC examples would assist in legal problem solving.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator to add further IRAC examples and contemporary Law in Action items to form the basis of problem solving discussions.
Action Taken
Further IRAC and legal problem solving examples were added to Moodle and examined in the weekly live classes that were recorded and uploaded to Moodle. These practices will continue.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
A student advised that further assistance in searching for current cases for the assignment would assist.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator will provide additional guidance to students on how to find relevant cases for the assignment. This will be covered in the synchronous assignment Zoom session and written assignment advice. On campus lecturers will be directed to cover this material in face-to-face contact hours.
Action Taken
Further guidance for students on how to research legal cases online was provided in the live weekly zoom sessions and assessment advice sessions and these practices will continue.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Students commended the recorded master classes and accompanying resources each week.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator to increase additional resources to support recordings to assist students who wish to attain higher levels of critical analysis in the assessment items and to add further contemporary law in action items.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
The assignment and take home advice video sessions were commended.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator to improve these practices with the assessment items by way of additional relevant resources such as the provision of an appropriate website of a federal regulator and legal guidelines for businesses.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the Australian legal system including the formal structures, its historical evolution and the role of the precedent and statutory interpretation
  2. Describe and discuss certain basic contract and tort legal concepts, referring to relevant sources of legal authority
  3. Idenitfy correctly legal problems and issues arising out of commonly encountered fact situations, and make informed decisions by applying the relevant law
  4. Communicate effectively in this discipline using appropriate style and terminology.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination