Commercial and Contract Law online short course

Course starts in 5 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
22 September 2020
Course Starts:
28 September 2020
9 weeks online
10 - 12 hours per week
ZAR R14,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)


Do you have the confidence to effectively solve contractual disputes. Do you want to gain the skills to read, interpret and draft commercial contracts for a wide range of sectors and professions?

In just nine weeks, you’ll learn to read, interpret and draft legal contracts in this business law course; understand the Consumer Protection Act; and make sound business decisions based on your contract law and commercial law knowledge.

Delve deeper into the concept of commercial law and contract law and how it originated and extended into South Africa. Register for this contract management course to explore civil law procedures, alternative dispute resolutions, and understand the essential elements that should be included in a commercial contract.

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What will set you apart

On successful completion of this online contract law course, you’ll be confident in your ability to:

  • Oversee all contractual business decisions and confirm they’re legitimate by having the practical ability to read and interpret commercial law of contracts 
  • Ensure your business is adhering to the Consumer Protection Act by employing the thorough knowledge you’ll learn on this contract law course
  • Take on more legal responsibilities in your current role because of your formalised skill set in commercial law and contract law from UCT 

Course curriculum

This online business law course in commercial law and contract law is designed to help you have a positive impact on the contractual decisions made within your business. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study basic contract law and commercial law in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover in this business law course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introducing: Contract Law and the South African Legal System
  • Course Module 2: Requirements for the formation of a valid contract
  • Course Module 3: Terms of a contract and contractual obligations
  • Course Module 4: The Consumer Protection Act
  • Course Module 5: Contracts of Sale and Contracts of Lease
  • Course Module 6: Contracts of insurance and agency contracts
  • Course Module 7: Contracting with businesses
  • Course Module 8: Civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures
  • Course Module 9: Basic contract drafting skills

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

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Our next available short course starts in 5 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with an Enrolment Advisor here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.