This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment.The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations. It also applies to individuals in a range of work environments that a required to apply a basic understanding of contract law principles.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
*apply principles of contract law in relation to at least six different matters.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*commonly used legal terminology, institutions and main features of Australian legal system
*methods used to identify appropriate information sources of Australian law
*nature, aims and rationale of contracts, including agreements, intention to create legal relations, consideration, and capacity to contract
*procedures for discharge of contracts including for a workplace legal matter
*remedies for breach of contract
*illegal and void contracts
*privity of contract and assignment of contract.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):