This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to employ legal principles in the area of litigation and civil procedures including the civil jurisdiction, structure, procedure and operation of the courts in Victoria, 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 determine and respond to the civil jurisdiction, structure, procedure and operation of the courts in Victoria; - research, analytical and organisational skills to identify and evaluate the application of procedural rules, practice directions, processes and operations relating to areas of litigation and civil procedures in Victoria; - analytical and problem-solving skills to determine appropriate procedures and processes for each possible and probable stage of litigation; - diagnostic and critical thinking skills to evaluate, determine and utilise non-litigious methods and avenues of dispute resolution, 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 civil procedure, and; - aspects of civil procedure.

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