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Introduction to Contract Law


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Contracts are entered into by two parties to form a legally binding agreement, which becomes a serious and vital document. Despite this, many individuals and business owners do not fully understand contract law.

Introduction to Contract Law is a short online course that is ideal for anyone responsible for entering into contractual agreements or managing contracts.

In this online contract law course, you will gain a foundation understanding of contract law and the knowledge required to analyse and evaluate contractual issues. You will also discover the nature and meaning of the contract, assess sources of legal information and evaluate the significance of contracts and contract law in business.

On completion of this course, you will understand the principles of contract law and how to analyse and evaluate crucial issues, including illegal and void contracts and breach of contract.

Course Structure

Unit: Apply the Principles of Contract Law

  • Principals of contract law
  • Nature and meaning of contracts
  • Sources of legal information
  • Court library
  • Online information services and websites
  • Precedent bank
  • Distinguish between common law and legislation in contract
  • Common law
  • Legislation
  • Common law components of a contract
  • Intention to create legal relations
  • Consideration
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Unfair contract terms law
  • Australian consumer protection act
  • Equitable principles
  • The significance of contract law in business
  • Legal principles governing simple contracts
  • Capacity and genuine consent
  • Intention
  • Legality: illegal and void contracts
  • Formation of contracts
  • Express terms
  • Exclusion clauses
  • Implied terms
  • Vitiating elements
  • Discharge
  • Contractual issues
  • Analyse and evaluate key issues
  • Principles of contract law
  • Interpretation
  • Implied terms
  • Issues in contract law
  • Legal specialists
  • Business advisors
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Council (ACCC)
  • Discharge of contracts
  • Mutual agreement
  • Breach of contract
  • Frustration of contract
  • Performance of contract
  • Minor
  • Material
  • Fundamental
  • Anticipatory
  • Remedies to breach
  • Remedy by damages
  • Remedy by specific performance
  • Remedy by injunction
  • Legal terminology
  • Legal institutions
  • Australian legal system
  • Constitutional considerations
  • Separation of power
  • Negligence and torts
  • Courts and regulatory bodies
  • Tribunals
  • Mediation
  • Privacy of contract
  • Assignment of contract


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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Professional Development For:-

  • Legal Secretary
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Contracts Officer
  • Procurement Officer / Assistant
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only