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 or CB94 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.03% 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 survey
Zoom recordings had large file sizes
Check Zoom file sizes, and adjust if necessary
Action Taken
Zoom file sizes were checked. Started using Echo.
Source: Student survey
A non-assessable 'hurdle task' be added to the course
A sample, non-assessable quiz will be added so that students will be familiar with this format before the release of the quiz
Action Taken
I have added 11 weekly non-assessable quizzes to the Moodle.
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
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)