Course Title: Apply the principles of the law of torts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5337 Diploma of Conveyancing

Course Title: Apply the principles of the law of torts

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Robert Sheen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5759

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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.

It applies to individuals who provide administrative support in a range of legal service settings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG416 Apply the principles of the law of torts


1. Define nature and meaning of law of torts

2. Identify principles of law of torts

3. Apply relevant elements of tort

4. Identify remedies for breaches of law of torts

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:

  • locate legal information from a range of sources
  • document central tenets and applications of torts law
  • provide a documented explanation of burden in law of torts.

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • define commonly used legal terminology, institutions and main features of Australian legal system
  • outline methods used to identify appropriate information about sources of Australian law
  • identify torts relating to:
    • negligence
    • negligent misrepresentation
    • person, goods and land
  • explain meaning of:
    • occupier’s liability
    • vicarious liability
  • explain law of defamation.

Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the legal services administration field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and materials
  • legislation and regulations relevant to tort law
  • sources of information on tort law.             

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.