Course Title: Australian Law

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2180

Course Title: Australian Law

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


360T Education



Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of a full time integrated course.

This module aims to familiarise students with the Australian legal system and provides the knowledge and skills required to access various aspects of the Australian legal system.
This module is based on VBN 504 Australian Law from Certificate II in ESL Framework.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This module must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificates in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM545 Australian Law


1. Describe the main features of the Australian legal system

2. Describe the process of accessing legal representation

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings)
    descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to
    the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2 and Writing 2.
  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) . They contribute
    directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and
    Writing competence at Level 2.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  • oral questioning to establish understanding of specific content
  • observation of a spoken contribution / oral presentation
  • a portfolio of evidence which may include written material supported by a range of other visual / recorded information
  • field trip reports

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Generic statements for Overview of Assessment section
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