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Introduction to Contract Law


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you come into contact with contracts or are involved in contract-making, a basic knowledge of contract law can help you avoid legal problems down the track. It can also provide an early alert to seek specialised legal advice.

The Introduction to Contract Law is an online professional development program that will provide you with a foundation understanding of contract law and will provide you with the knowledge required to analyse and evaluate contractual issues.

In this online contract law course you will discover the nature and meaning of contract, assess sources of legal information and assess the significance of contracts and contract law in business. You will discover the principles of contract law, analyse and evaluate key 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



  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • No entry requirements;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

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Professional Development For:-

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