Course Title: Prepare and produce complex legal documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: JUST5176C

Course Title: Prepare and produce complex legal documents

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher : Inna Kazakevich
Contact Email:

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use either a range of advanced functions within at least one software package or to integrate functions from at least two software packages, to produce complex legal documents.

All aspects of legal practice may be subject to a range of legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG401A Prepare and produce complex legal documents


1 Establish document design and structure

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2 Develop precedents and macros for document design

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3 Organise self or others to produce documents

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4 Organise self or others to print documents

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5 Save file and exit system

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Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including class and online activities relevant to prepare and produce complex legal documents.

Teaching Schedule

Delivery schedule

There is no weekly teaching schedule for delivery of course content as the purpose of this offering is to provide you with the necessary support required to assist you to satisfactorily complete the required assessments.

This is a course offering designed for ‘repeating students’ (i.e. those students who have previously enrolled in this course, but who have not satisfactorily completed all of the assessment requirements for this course). It is not intended that the course content be re-taught (or taught for the first time) and so the course will comprise a series of scheduled, facilitated workshops (if enrolment numbers are sufficient) or, where enrolment numbers don’t warrant the use of workshops, a mentoring system whereby you will engage with your course teacher at a mutually agreed time to receive the same kind of support that might otherwise have been provided in a facilitated workshop.

At any rate, the focus of the workshops or mentoring arrangements is the preparation for, and undertaking of, whatever assessments are need to complete the requirements of this course.


(1) Your class teacher will confirm the schedule of workshops (where applicable).

(2) If you have enrolled in this course with the belief or understanding that you would receive regular, classroom content teaching, then you are advised to withdraw from this course prior to census date, unless you now wish to accept the proposed mode of delivery for repeating classes as described earlier in this section.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The Tilde Group, Be Competent in Complex Legal Documents Microsoft Word 2010, Tilde Publishing



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• assessment of examples of legal documents drafted by the candidate
• review of evaluated and amended templates and macros
• review of printed documents
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of accepted codes of practice relevant to the workplace
• review of design and structure of documents
• evaluation of filed and stored discs/data.knowledge of software applications

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

1. Assessment 1 will be a questionnaire to be completed in class (or as otherwise advised) to assess knowledge of legislation, rules, and regulations, codes of practice and policies and procedures relevant to the workplace.

2. Portfolio assessments: You will also complete a portfolio of evidence which focuses on the practical component of developing and using a range of advanced functions within MS Word 2010 (or 2013). Each portfolio document is to be completed individually in class as indicated on the Training Schedule and is open book. Students are not permitted to share books when completing each portfolio document. Element of competency Check Accuracy from the competency Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy is co-assessed within these portfolio documents.

All Portfolio tasks and Assessment 1 must be successfully completed to be deemed competent in this unit. The program has been designed so that tasks are completed progressively and edited to a competent standard.

A final grade will be awarded at the end of the semester and based on a Marking Guide (Grading).
Feedback will be given on all submitted work and students may be required to resubmit.

Marking Guide

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading. A final grade will be awarded at the end of the semester and based on a Marking Guide (Grading). Please refer to the Final Grades below.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency your teacher will grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. Level of Independence, Initiative, Enterprise and Performance of Work Task

• Works to safely complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements.
• Performance conforms to all industry standards and can adapt to new situations.

2. Demonstrated Breadth of Underpinning Knowledge and a Willingness to Continue Learning

• Demonstrates an understanding of key concepts and underpinning knowledge of the set task and is able to learn while working.
• Applies these understandings in task performance.

3. Techniques & Processes, Technology Skills and Problem Solving

• Performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by industry, including correct use of equipment and technology.
• Demonstrating an ability to solve simple problems while following processes.

4. Work Organization, Planning and Self-Management

• Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation, while clearly articulating the different stages in planning and managing own time.
• Applies sound planning and organisation skills in the performance of a task.

5. Communication, People Networking, Language and Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork

• Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the workplace.
• The ability to proofread and edit work prior to submission.
• Able to follow complex instructions both written and oral.

Final Grades
CHD - Competent with High Distinction

CDI - Competent with Distinction

CC - Competent with Credit

CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded

NYC - Not Yet Competent

DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

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