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LAWS11061 - Contract A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course provides an introduction to the law of contract in Australia and will focus on the fundamental principles of a valid and enforceable contract. The course will examine the theoretical analysis of contract law; the formation of a contract including contractual agreement; intention to create legal relations; contractual consideration; promissory estoppel; and contractual capacity. Consideration will also be given to the contents and interpretation of a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract.

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

Prerequisite or corequisite:- LAWS11057

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

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

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.33% 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
Feedback
More discussion of remedies requested
Recommendation
Explain to students that remedies are important but will be covered in Contract B.
Action Taken
Explanation in tutorials that they will study remedies in more detail in Contract B.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Q&A forum difficult to find
Recommendation
Spend some of the first tutorial looking at the layout of the Moodle site to assist beginning students in navigation.
Action Taken
Discussion of Moodle navigation included in the first tutorial.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Would be great to receive the powerpoint slides for the lectures.
Recommendation
Consider supplying PowerPoint slides from lectures. Thought needs to be put into whether this oversimplifies the materials - is it better that students take their own notes?
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
How to research properly so I can analyse similar cases.
Recommendation
Check with LAWS11057 Introduction to law, as this material is likely covered in this unit, which is a pre- or co-requisite of LAWS11061.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 properly present.
  2. Analyse and interpret the express and implied provisions of a contract to determine its objective meaning.
  3. Apply general theories of contract law to guide the analysis of contractual disputes.
  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.
  6. Manage the student’s study workload to ensure the timely delivery of high quality analysis

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
5 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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
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2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
1 - Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)