Construction Law

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Construction Law unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, provides a comprehensive insight into the laws that govern construction and building projects. In particular, you will learn about the structure of laws in the Australian legal system with reference to the construction industry.

On completion of the unit, you will be confident in applying concepts from the law of torts and the law of contract, to everyday case studies of common legal problems in the construction industry. These fundamental topics are important to the understanding of how the legal system works, and will give you a strong foundation on which to build.

Furthermore, you will develop your ability to evaluate alternative dispute resolution options in relation to construction projects, which will also develop your critical thinking and negotiation skills. Again, this sets the foundations for further study of law, and also prepares you to apply these skills in working life.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Construction Law unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Overview of Australian legal system
  • Construction and the law
  • Contract law – essential elements of a contract (intention, offer and acceptance)
  • Contract law – essential elements of a contract (consideration, capacity and legality)
  • Contract law – terms and conditions
  • Contract law – mistake, misrepresentation, undue influence and duress
  • Forms of contract – standard form and bespoke contracts
  • Termination and remedies of contract
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tort law – duty of care
  • Tort law – negligence, nuisance
  • Property law

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Completion of this unit provides a solid foundation for further studies in the fields of building and construction and law alike.

The practical skills you will learn in this unit are essential to any line of business, and will allow you to get a head start in practicing negotiation and critical thinking from an early stage in your career. This unit will be of particular appeal to prospective employers, as it is a cross-discipline unit combining knowledge and skills from both the legal and construction sectors.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Construction Law from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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