This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to appropriately apply aspects of commercial law, including partnerships, bankruptcy, business names, franchises and trusts, 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 commercial law; - critical analysis skills to research and evaluate the impact of legal provisions on aspects of commercial law; - research, critical analysis and organisational skills to investigate the nature and principles of the types of commercial law, rights and obligations of the parties and their 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 commercial law, and; - key features and aspects of commercial law.

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