Course Title: Apply foundation legal principles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4323 Certificate IV in Justice

Course Title: Apply foundation legal principles

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST5724

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST5724

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

VE 2017 ()

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: irene.pagliarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply various aspects of law and jurisdiction processes and procedures relevant to working within the Victorian criminal justice system. You will be provided an introduction to the Victorian and Australian legal system including the Constitution; legislative and law making bodies; adjudication and enforcement.       

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20868 Apply foundation legal principles

Elements:

1. Investigate the origins and the sources of State and Federal law and their application to the Victorian Justice environment.

 

 

2. Explore the function, operation and jurisdiction of Victorian Courts and Tribunals within the Australian Court system

 

3. Explore the role of Administrative law in the Victorian Justice system.

 

4. Identify and apply appropriate elements of the Victorian legal system to current/potential Justice Environment job roles.

 


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements and also;


• Provide the application of law, functions and processes of the Victorian legal system relevant to current/potential justice environment job roles
• Demonstrate the application of correct etiquette and protocols for attendance/appearance at Victorian courts and/or tribunals
• Apply the knowledge of powers and functions of law, law courts and sub‐ ordinate authorities of the civil, criminal and administrative components of the Victorian legal system


Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including quizzes, case studies, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, group/individual training workshops, audio-visual presentations, formative writing and exams.

 Formative Assessments (Ungraded fortnightly formative assessments)

Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of knowledge and understanding of legal principles, processes and procedures relevant to working in the justice system through ungraded fortnightly formative assessments.  Students will receive immediate feedback after the formative assessments and remedial training as appropriate.

 Summative Assessments:

A research project on Natural Justice (Graded summative assessment)

Moot Court simulated exercise (Graded summative assessment)

Short answer questions on application of the law, function and processes of the legal system, powers and functions of law and subordinate authorities

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

 

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca