This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the Law of Torts 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, critical analysis and organisational skills to investigate the nature and principles of the law of torts and its application across a wide range of relevant circumstances; - research, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and evaluate legislation and statutory schemes related to law of torts; - analytical, communication and problem-solving skills to research and debate appropriate remedies available for a range of types of torts, 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 Federal and State legislative and statutory provisions pertaining to law of torts, and; - principles, aims and circumstances of tort law.

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