This unit provides students with an understanding of the Australian legal system, the regulatory framework surrounding the construction industry, and the key principles of the law of contract.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NBC3005

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the Australian legal system for construction industry;  
  2. Demonstrate a workable knowledge of the key statutes regulating the construction industry;  
  3. Establish a feasible knowledge of the fundamental principles of contract law in construction industry;  
  4. A thorough understanding of the contents of the contract like offer and acceptance and T&C (Terms and Conditions), standard forms of building contracts, responsibilities of employer, contractor and superintendent in construction contracts;  
  5. Critically appraise and advise on, from a legal standpoint, case scenarios relevant to statutory and contract law for construction projects.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two In-class tests (1000 words equivalent) 30%
Assignment Individual assignment (1000 words equivalent) 30%
Examination Exam (2hrs exam) 40%

Required reading

No required text. Recommended readings are as below

Understanding Construction Law 1st edition
Coggins J, Davie T, Earls T, Evans P 2016
LexisNexis Butterworths.

Construction Law in Australia 3rd edition
Bailey I, and Bell M (2011)
Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW.

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