Course Title: Australian Law
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: HUSO5156
Course Title: Australian Law
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3233 - Certificate III in ESL (Further Study)
Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This module aims to familiarise students with the Australian legal system and provides the knowledge and skills required toaccess various aspects of the Australian legal system.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VPAM545 Australian Law
1. Describe the main features of the Australian legal system
1.1 Identify the main differences between civil and criminal
2.Describe the process of accessing legal representation.
2.1 Identify key features of the system of legal representation
Students will have understaning of the features of the Australian legal system and able to describe the process of accessing legal representation.
Details of Learning Activities
• listen to a range of audio and film and documentary texts
• take part in conversations
• listen and take notes from guest speaker presentations
You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will:
• read , analyse and review complex texts for research purposes
• read extended personal and imaginative texts
• read opinion texts
• study items in the news every week and compare television and newspaper news.
In a variety of writing activities, you will improve your sentence structure and learn how to use different writing styles. This will include formal letters, course applications, essays, and short reports. You will:
• do a research project based on Australian Law
• take notes from a range of complex texts
• learn to locate and record references used
• learn about research and report writing
• learn to plan, draft and proofread your work.
• become familiar with academic discourse
write a reflective text based on guest speakers on Australian Law
The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.
Program Dates: Mon 16 July – Fri 30 November 2012
Term Break: Mon 24 September – Sun 7 October 2012
Public holidays: Tue 6 November (Melbourne Cup Day)
Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:
• English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
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
- group research project
- report writing
- evidence of note taking and research skills
• Group oral presentation
• Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentations based on several guest speaker who will give presentations on Australian Law topics that address the elements of this unit.
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT
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