This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, source, correctly cite and document legal and legislative information relevant to a wide range of areas of legal interest 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 discuss and document findings
• research and analytical skills to:
-identify research questions and the legal categories to which they belong
-source a wide range of legal information
-identify and evaluate sources of legal information and interpret that information in order to apply to a wide range of legal subjects / categories
-determine currency of information
•analytical, literacy and technical writing writing skills to correctly cite sources of legal
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):