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LAWS11061 - Contract A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

LAWS11061 Contract A provides you with an introduction to the law of contract in Australia and will focus on the fundamental principles of a valid and enforceable contract. In this unit you will examine the theoretical analysis of contract law; the formation of a contract including contractual agreement; intention to create legal relations; contractual consideration; and contractual capacity. Consideration will also be given to the contents, construction and interpretation of a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract. This unit together with LAWS11062 Contract B meets the LPAB requirements for contracts.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite or corequisite:- LAWS11057

Students must be enrolled in CG98 Bachelor of Laws, CB68 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting, CB94 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, CL51 Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science (Psychology), CL52 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property, CL53 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business or CL54 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology.

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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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. Online Quiz(zes) 5%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
4. Written Assessment 5%
5. Examination 40%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2019 : 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 feedback
More discussion of remedies requested
Explain to students that remedies are important but will be covered in Contract B.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
Q&A forum difficult to find
Spend some of the first tutorial looking at the layout of the Moodle site to assist beginning students in navigation.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate a contract to determine whether the elements of contract formation are present
  2. Analyse and interpret the express and implied provisions of a contract to determine its objective meaning
  3. Explore general theories of contract law to guide the analysis of contractual disputes, and understand their operation in context
  4. Compare the operation of Australian contract law with overseas contract law, particularly in relation to online commerce
  5. Research legal principles from statute and case law, and apply those principles to the analysis of contractual disputes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Written Assessment • •
5 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Examination
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Online Quiz(zes)