This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse institutions within the Australian legal system, to identify and classify sources of Australian law, and, to assess concepts underlying the application of law and order to support the work of a legal office, law 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:
• written communication skills to discuss legal information
• research and analytical skills to:
• identify, discuss and apply a wide range of legal support processes
• identify and evaluate sources of legal information
• determine relevance of particular legal processes to particular circumstances and contexts
• determine appropriate dispute resolution procedures
• literacy and technical writing skills to interpret and document information
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
• relevant Federal and State legislative and statutory requirements and provisions
• sources of Australian Law
• Australian governmental system and structure
• Australian legal system and processes
• dispute resolution procedures within the Australian legal system
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):