This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - explain differences between Australian law making institutions; - identify appropriate institutions to hear civil versus criminal proceedings; - explain how adversarial system of trial operates; - explain application and outcomes of principles of precedent, and; - read and interpret legislation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - list institutions and main features of the Australian legal system; - identify legal terminology in relation to areas of practice of law and relevant legal processes; - outline methods used to identify appropriate information about sources of Australian law, and; - list scope of responsibilities in context of legal framework.

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