Course Title: Analyse and apply civil procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6141 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Title: Analyse and apply civil procedure

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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 2017,
Term2 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 employ legal principles in the area of litigation and civil procedures including the civil jurisdiction, structure, procedure and operation of the courts in Victoria, in order to support the work of a legal office, practice or associated context.

This unit supports the work of personnel engaged in the operation of a legal office or associated fields within public and/or corporate sectors. A practitioner would typically provide specialised knowledge of contract law principles across a range of social, domestic and commercial contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21640 Analyse and apply civil procedure


1. Analyse the structure and purpose of the Victorian civil courts system

2. Identify and assess sources of procedural rules and practices in the Supreme Court of Victoria

3. Analyse and apply the steps prior to litigation and the commencement of litigation

4. Assess the nature, function and form of pleadings, particulars and third party procedures

5. Analyse and apply interlocutory procedures in defended actions

6. Analyse and apply the processes of preparation for trial, the enforcement of judgments or orders, and costs

7. Analyse and apply non-litigious avenues of dispute resolution

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

In order to demonstrate competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of:

• knowledge of the application of: form of pleadings, particulars and third party procedures
• correctly following procedures of a civil litigation from commencement to non-litigious dispute resolution
• analysis of the structure, procedures and operation of the court systems in Victoria
• knowledge of litigation and civil procedure, including civil jurisdiction, structure, procedure and operation of the civil courts system in Victoria
• knowledge of alternative avenues of dispute resolution including collaborative law
• knowledge of preparation process for trial and the enforcement of judgments or orders and costs
• knowledge of interlocutory procedures in defended actions

Context for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

• activities are related to a legal practice context
• activities are related to laws, regulations and procedures currently operating across the jurisdictions relevant to this qualification

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 effectiveness and final performance in the course.

Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.