BSBLEG423 - Conduct simple legal research

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Unit code: BSBLEG423 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work under supervision to conduct simple legal research locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.The unit applies to individuals who provide legal support services while under supervision. Its application in the workplace will be determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.


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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:
*conduct simple legal research in relation to at least three different requests for information.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:
*follow organisational procedures for receiving, documenting and processing requests for information
*process and format information in accordance with organisational policies and procedures, particularly with regard to security and confidentiality.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*organisational policies and procedures relating to locating information and conducting research under supervision
*relevant information sources including:

  • process for accessing the information source
  • barriers to access for information sources
  • the type of information
    *legislative requirements that apply when researching, accessing and using legal information.

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.

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