This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate institutions within the Australian legal system, to investigate and classify sources of Australian Law, and, to assess concepts underlying the application of law in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.

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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: - communication skills to work with clients, colleagues, management, relevant specialist personnel under direction, independently or within a team; - research and analytical skills to identify and debate a wide range of legal processes; - research, analytical and organisational skills to identify and evaluate sources of legal information; - research and analytical skills to determine relevance of particular legal processes to particular circumstances and contexts; - analytical and problem-solving skills to determine appropriate dispute resolution procedures, and; - analytical, literacy and technical writing skills to interpret information, prepare documents and reports. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements and provisions; - legal research methodologies to effectively source primary and secondary sources of law; - sources of Australian Law; - Australian governmental system and structure; - Australian legal system and processes, and; - dispute resolution within in the Australian legal system.

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