This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the rules and provisions for areas of wills and deceased estates in order to provide specialised support of 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, analytical and organisational skills to identify and evaluate the application of rules and provisions pertaining to wills, probate and administration law; - research and analytical skills to determine and respond to the functions and effects of powers and duties of executors and trustees; - diagnostic and critical thinking skills to analyse drafting errors in a will and codicil and generate ideas for correcting and removing them; - team skills to use of conceptual drafting skills in a small group environment; - analytical and problem-solving skills to determine appropriate procedures and processes for handling objections to the validity of a will and codicil; - technical writing and organisational skills to use the correct documentation and procedures to draft wills and codicils and obtain a grant of probate, 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, regulations and provisions pertaining to family law, and; - general principles of law relating to wills.

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