BSBLEG523 - Apply legal principles in tort law matters

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Unit code: BSBLEG523 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess, analyse, and evaluate tort law matters, and apply the principles of the law of torts.The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
*apply legal principles in tort law matters on at least three occasions.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*commonly used legal terminology, institutions and main features of Australian legal system
*distinctions between tort and crime, breach of contract, and other legal obligations
*methods used to identify appropriate information about sources of Australian law
*torts relating to:

  • negligence
  • negligent misrepresentation
  • person, goods and land
    *meaning of:
  • occupier’s liability
  • vicarious liability
  • law of defamation.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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