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Building and Construction Law (11287.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 PROF   Murray   RAFF (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit traverses:
- the dynamics of the building and construction industries and the law
- the structure of legal regulation of the building industry
- the players in a building project and their legal status
- the building contract
- securities over the site, the contract and assignment
- payment claims
- building disputes
- the building site as a workplace
- completion of the building contract.

This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify and explain the nature and sources of the law generally, and specifically the law relating to building and construction, as well as its administration;

2. Identify and explain the frameworks within which building law operates at the local, state, national and international levels;

3. Identify and analyse standard industry contracts and their functions; and

4. Explain and analyse the operation of building law and the legal rights and obligations of the players in the building and construction industries.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour workshop/tutorial on campus per week.


Students must have passed 36 credit points of study including one of the following: 11220 Business Law OR 11277 Contract Law.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

7827 Building and Construction Law

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