Course Title: Advanced Principles of Contract Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Principles of Contract Law

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Lemuel Didulo Lopez

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 (3) 99250269

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Prerequisite: 054908 Introduction to Contract Law

Course Description

Advanced Principles of Contract Law is based on the foundational skills and knowledge obtained in 054908Introduction to Contract Law. This course will provide students an overview of the vitiating factors under common law and statute. It also examines performance of the contract, discharge or termination of the contract, and the relevant remedies available at common law and in equity for breach of contract.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

CLO1: Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles and rules governing vitiating factors, performance and breach, discharge, and remedies in Australian contract law;

CLO2: Identify, interpret, and apply legal principles to analyse fact scenarios and use professional judgement to generate practical, well-reasoned, and appropriate responses amongst alternative arguments at common law, in equity and under statute;

CLO3: Provide well-substantiated legal analysis and advice on a contractual problem to clients and other stakeholders;

CLO4: Develop and demonstrate legal research and analysis skills and use a variety of primary and secondary sources to support conclusions;

CLO5: Critique the broad theoretical basis of the law of contract and its social context.


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise of lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, participation through in-class and online activities, legal writing exercises, multiple choice questions, collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects, and a final examination.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services:

Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: 20%, Linked CLOs 4,5

Assessment Task 2: 30%, Linked CLOs 1,2,3,4

Assessment Task 3: 50% Linked CLOs 1,2,3,4,5