Course Title: Law Of Contract

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 018350

Program: C6070

Course Title: Law Of Contract

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 51.0

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Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Course Contact: Paul Ryan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5466

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Course Description

This module covers nature of contracts, agreement, intention to create legal relations, consideration and estoppel, terms of a contract and types of contracts, capacity to contract, defective contracts lacking consent, illegal and void contracts, privity of contract and assignment of contract, discharge of contract and remedies for breach of contract.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LAW5040 Legal Process [VBM898]

National Competency Codes and Titles


Law Of Contract

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and evaluate the nature and meaning of contracts, the regulation of the form of contracts, and evaluate the impact of legislation upon contract law.
2. Scrutinize and apply the rules governing the requirement that the parties to a contract must reach an agreement comprised of offer and acceptance.
3. Analyse the presumption and assess rules relevant to the requirement that the parties have an intention to create legal relations.
4. Analyse and assess the rules which govern the requirement that consideration must be present in simple contracts.
5. Analyse and assess the nature and significance of the terms of a contract, the differences between representations and terms, the nature and significance of collateral contracts, the different types of contract and the nature and operation of exclusion clauses.
6. Determine and analyse the legal principles relating to the position of persons who lack contractual capacity to enter into contracts, comparing contrasts and the rights and liabilities of persons with whom they contract.
7. Distinguish between and assess the meaning and effects of consensual problems of contracts with reference to mistake, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and unconscionability.
8. Determine the circumstances where a contract may be illegal or void and assess the consequences.
9. Determine the legal principles relating to privity of contract and assignment of contract.
10. Evaluate, analyse and specify the different circumstances and consequences that result in a contract being discharged.
11. Analyse the various remedies available when a contract is breached, and apply to a relevant case study.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of written tests and an assignment.