Whether you work in contract administration, contract drafting, design or project management, it is vital that you understand your legal rights, responsibilities and obligations for project contracts. With the help of experienced legal professionals, this course will guide you through the Australian legal system, preparing a contract and managing common issues that may arise during a contract.
Upon completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the legal framework in which contracts operate and a toolbox of practical tips to guide you in your day-to-day contracting tasks. You can join the course anytime and work through it at your own pace.
Through this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you will explore how contracts are constructed and learn to identify the potential legal risks involved in day-to-day contracting.
This course is delivered through the Open Learning social online learning and MOOC platform. In addition to the learning materials and access to an industry expert facilitator, you have opportunity to collaborate with other learners, initiate and join conversations, influence each other and share your knowledge and experience
Margaret Andre is a lawyer who specialises in contract law having advised and represented a wide range of parties on their rights, obligations and risk exposure under a contract. She has particular expertise in the building and construction sector and experience in dispute resolution of contract claim by way of mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court processes. Margaret has extensive experience as an educator and endeavours to create an enthusiastic, collaborative learning environment by scaffolding on the skills and experience of course participants.
Module 1: Introduction to Law
You will begin by building an understanding of how law is made in Australia and the legal framework in which contracts operate.
Module 2: Contract requirements
From here, you will learn to identify the elements that make a legal contract. This will assist you in preparation of a new contract.
Module 3: Conceptual concepts and remedies
Following on, you will be able to discuss the circumstances in which contracts could become voidable and remedies could be sought.
Module 4: Negligence
Next, you will be able to evaluate the extent of your duty of care and look at ways to minimise negligence.
Module 5: Disclosure in contracting
In this last module, you will consider whether failure to disclose certain information can be considered as misleading.