This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to employ rules of evidence and procedure as they apply to civil and criminal trials, and to analyse and evaluate evidence available in connection with the preparation of a case for trial, 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 to identify and source legislation and provisions relevant to the law of evidence; - analytical and organisational skills to determine types and relevance of evidence; - critical analysis skills to research and evaluate the history and development of relevant legislation and provisions, such as the Uniform Evidence Act including the Evidence Act 2008 (Vic); - research, critical analysis and organisational skills to investigate the nature and principles of the law of evidence and its application across a wide range of relevant circumstances, 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 and local government legislative and statutory provisions pertaining to law of evidence, and; - principles, aims and provisions of law of evidence.

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