Unit of competency details

BSBLEG415 - Apply the principles of contract law (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBLEG415A - Apply the principles of contract lawUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment.

It applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Administration Legal Services Administration

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine nature and meaning of contract

1.1 Access sources of legal information on nature and meaning of contract

1.2 Distinguish between common law and legislation in contract

1.3 Assess significance of contracts and contract law in business, and document outcomes of this assessment

2. Determine principles of contract law

2.1 Define legal principles governing simple contracts

2.2 Identify and document key elements of a simple contract matter

3. Enhance professional practice through application of relevant principles of contract law

3.1 Assess a legal matter involving contractual issues by applying principles of contract law

3.2 Analyse and evaluate key issues

3.3 Review analysis with designated person

4. Distinguish between a contract being discharged or breached

4.1 Specify procedures for discharge of contracts

4.2 List available remedies for breach of contract

4.3 Apply procedures for discharge of contracts to workplace legal matter

4.4 Apply identified remedies to a relevant workplace legal matter

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1

  • Identifies, analyses and evaluates complex text to clarify contractual definitions, principles and legal requirements

Writing

1.3, 2.2, 3.2, 4.1-4.4

  • Prepares specific information based on results of research, analysis and evaluation conveying an understanding of outcomes and alternatives, and using terminology appropriate to relevant personnel

Oral Communication

3.3

  • Articulates key issues, identified remedies and organisational procedures using detailed language and suitable tone appropriate to audience and environment
  • Elicits views and opinions of others by active listening and questioning

Navigate the world of work

2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4

  • Understands own legal rights and responsibilities and is extending understanding of general legal principles applicable across work contexts
  • Adheres to organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands nature and purpose of own role and associated responsibilities and how it contributes to work of others in immediate work context

Get the work done

1.2, 1.3, 3.2, 4.3, 4.4

  • Plans and implements tasks required to achieve organisational requirements
  • Makes a range of critical and non-critical decisions in relatively complex situations, taking a range of information into account
  • Uses formal analytical thinking techniques to identify issues and generate possible solutions, seeking input from others as required

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBLEG415 Apply the principles of contract law

BSBLEG415A Apply the principles of contract law

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • apply principles of contract law
  • demonstrate the steps for discharge of a contract.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • define commonly used legal terminology, institutions and main features of Australian legal system
  • outline methods used to identify appropriate information sources of Australian law
  • explain nature, aims and rationale of contracts, including agreements, intention to create legal relations, consideration, and capacity to contract
  • explain remedies for breach of contract
  • describe illegal and void contracts
  • explain privacy of contract and assignment of contract.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the legal services administration field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • legislation and regulations relevant to contract law
  • sources of information about contract law.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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