This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a detailed knowledge of contract law in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to work with clients, colleagues, management, relevant specialist personnel under direction, independently or within a team; - research and analytical skills to identify and debate a wide range of contracts and contract conditions; - research, analytical and organisational skills to identify and evaluate application of principles of law of contract; - research and analytical skills to determine relevance of particular contract processes to particular circumstances and contexts; - analytical and problem-solving skills to determine appropriate application of principles of contract and to research appropriate remedies for breach of contract; - analytical, literacy and technical writing skills to interpret information, prepare documents and reports, and; - computer software technology skills to contract electronically. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements and provisions pertaining to contracts; - the terms, nature and conditions of contracts, and; - legal, ethical and technological principles and processes for contracting electronically.

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