Corporations and Contract Law

LAW60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours (3 hours per week)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23





Aims and objectives

The general aim of this core unit is to enable students to gain an understanding of the law applicable to contracts and companies that are employed in the modern business environment. In particular the primary focus is on the contracting activities and its repercussions relating to businesses and entrepreneurial activities. The operations of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which regulate the activities of companies, company officers and shareholders also take significance in this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

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

1. Critically analyse a range of legal concepts relating to corporate and contract law, drawing both from common law and statute law.

2. Generate a range of solutions from case law drawing on analysis and interpretation of the Corporations Act 2001, the common law and other related state and commonwealth legislations.

3. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills when applying legal concepts and principles.

4. Construct coherent and logical legal arguments and communicate them effectively in both written and oral activities assigned.

5. Apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of legal concepts, principles and rules of Australian contract and corporations’ law and to explain their relationship in the conduct of businesses and entrepreneurial activities.