Commercial Law

Unit code: LLW2008 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Online Real Time
BLB1102 - Contracts 1; and
5 Level 1 Law units (BLB or LLW coded units)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Commercial Law involves an examination of common law and statutory principles associated with fundamental proprietary, relational and regulatory aspects of contractual relationships. This unit comprises advanced knowledge and skills for legal practitioners and other professionals working in the legal profession as well as for students undertaking further learning. Together with Contracts, these two units satisfy the requisite area of knowledge for 'Contracts' under Sch 2 of the Legal Profession Admission Rules 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the nature and types of personal property rights and apply the relevant legal principles associated with the transfer and ownership of personal property in wide ranging situations;
  2. Appraise and apply legal principles giving rise to an agency relationship and to a bailment relationship in contemporary commercial contexts;
  3. Demonstrate the main obligations and rights of sellers and buyers under the Goods Act 1958 (Vic) with professional responsibility and accountability;
  4. Illustrate the key consumer protection provisions under the Australian Consumer Law in complex commercial transactions; and
  5. Deduce problems related to Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) in commercial transactions.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 10%
Online Quiz
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 40%
Problem Based Question
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Final Exam

Required reading

Commercial Law
Traves, S, 2019| Lexis Nexis

As part of a course

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