MLL215 - Commercial Law

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

Firew Tiba





Incompatible with: MLC102
Contact hours:

Campus: 3h class + 1h seminar per week

Cloud(online): 3h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week


The unit aims to introduce students to areas of law which, together with contract, regulate commercial relationships and facilitate the conduct of various commercial transactions. Topics include:

  • Agency (creation and forms of agency, authority, principal's relationship with third parties, agent's relationship with third party, relationship between principal and agent, termination);
  • Supply of goods within Australia (contract for sale of goods versus contract for work and materials supplied, passing of property, implied terms;Good Act 1958 (Vic));
  • The unconscionability provisions, unfair contract terms and consumer guarantees regimes in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)( the Australian Consumer Law); and
  • Insurance (nature and types of insurance, insurable interest, Insurance Contracts Act 1984).


Assessment 1 (Individual): Quiz - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 80%

From Trimester 2 2019

Assessment 1 (Individual): Online Multiple Choice Quiz - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual): Problem-based Research Paper (2000 words) - 30%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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