This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply the law of torts in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.
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 colleagues
• written communication skills to document legal and technical findings
• research and analytical skills to:
• investigate the nature and principles of the law of torts and its application across a wide range of relevant circumstances
• identify and evaluate legislation and statutory schemes related to law of torts
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
• relevant Federal and State legislative and statutory provisions pertaining to law of torts
• principles, aims and circumstances of tort law, including:
• negligence including occupier’s liability, negligent misstatement causing purely economic loss, vicarious liability and purely psychological harm
• strict liability
• intentional torts against another person
• torts relating to land
• torts relating to goods
• elements of defamation and defamation action
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by Victoria University Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):