VU22987 - Evaluate the concepts and principles of family law

    Unit code: VU22987 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in the evaluation and application of family law concepts and provisions including those relating to de facto relationships, enforcement of family court orders and other relevant matters, in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.


    For Melbourne campuses

    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 discuss and document findings
    • research and analytical skills to:
    -identify and evaluate the application of rules and provisions under the Family Law Act and other relevant legislation
    -determine appropriate procedures and processes for a range of family law matters, including:
    • divorce
    • property distribution and maintenance
    • accessing help and support for relationships under stress
    • appeals against orders

    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 family law
    • general principles of family law, including:
    • legal definition of marriage
    • Family Law Act and Family Court
    • dissolving of a marriage
    • custody and guardianship
    • spousal maintenance
    • child support
    • property distribution
    • Family Law Act and Family Violence Protection Act in relation to orders
    • adoption act
    • organisations which help parties in a relationship under stress
    • appeals against judges’ decisions

    Required reading

    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.

    As part of a course

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