Course Title: The Legal System

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3203

Course Title: The Legal System

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2013

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQM481 The Legal System


1 Describe the main features of the Australian legal system

2 Describe the process of accessing legal representation

Learning Outcomes

The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence at Level Five (Reading and Writing).

Overview of Assessment

Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate III in General Education for Adults which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

.This unit is clustered with  BSBEBUS401A Conduct online research and covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate

You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will:

  •  source and read legal information
  • interpret information on the processes of the courts and justice system
  • research nad identify sources of legal support in the community

In a variety of writing activities, you will improve your sentence structure and learn how to use different writing styles. You will:

• take notes from a range of complex texts
• reflect on issues and your own learning
• learn about research strategies

The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.