Course Title: Administer court legislation
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: JUST5182C
Course Title: Administer court legislation
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4240 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Services)
Course Contact : Lauren Weaver
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4622
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
No pre-requisite is required for this unit of competency, however this unit is part of an Industry based program, offered to trainee Court Registrars.
This course covers the ability to implement and administer legislation in a court, tribunal and justice workplace. In practice, this is the workplace primarily responsible for the administration and enforcement of legislation pursuant to technical statutory rules, protocols and procedures. Students are to apply legislation to the conduct of court activities in different jurisdictions, ensuring that changes to legislation are applied within required timeframes. They must be able to understand and communicate legislative information within the limits of their own legal responsibility.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPCRT414A Administer court legislation
1. Access and identify applicable legal framework
1.1. Identify applicable jurisdiction and access current legislation, regulations, organisational procedures, standards and codes of practice in both hard and soft formats.
2. Apply knowledge of legal framework to the workplace
2.1. Determine legal accountability obligations from legislation, regulations, organisational procedures, standards and codes of practice.
3. Communicate knowledge of legal framework
3.1. Clearly outline legal limits of own responsibility before any information is provided.
Details of Learning Activities
This unit looks at legislation, practices and procedures related to the roles that court personnel and registrars perform in the course of their duties. These functions may range from in-court duties to providing registry services as well as the development and implementation of new procedures and practices in line with legislative changes or constraints.
This unit covers the ability to implement and administer legislation in both a court and tribunal setting. Courts and tribunals bear the primary responsibility for the administration and enforcement of legislation pursuant to technical statutory rules, protocols and procedures.
Two days in the intensive training program centre on Legislation and it’s application in a Court and Tribunal setting. Students are given an overview of relevant legislation as it pertains to the role of registrar, explore the variety of resources available to them and take part in on-line activities and workshopping to become familiar with using and interpreting legislation, and the applicable internet software as used by the Courts and Tribunals Unit.. A large element of assessment is related to understanding and applying procedural advice, as opposed to legal advice.
All learning resources for this unit are located on the Blackboard system.
Students are also requested to utlise the preferred local database for locating updated legislation in relation to the role and ongoing learning and development.
Overview of Assessment
Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including one or more of the following: written test, open book exam, case studies, class presentation, group project, role play scenarios, practical demonstrations, observations, reports, quizzes, and fieldwork assignments.
Students are required to submit three assessment tasks, which focus on the interpretation and application of legislation as it applies to the various jurisdictions. These tasks require students to analyse and interpret legislation, as well as demonstrate how they would maintain the boundaries in relation to strictly providing procedural advice, and not erring into the area of legal advice.
Assessment for the Certificate IV in Government (Court) Services program falls under Table 1.2 b - Nationally Recognised Training Package qualifications and State accredited courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.
Used where competency-based assessment applies
Not Yet Competent
Used where competency-based assessment applies – This is always a Final Grade
Did Not Submit for Assessment.
This grade is only to be used where a student enrols in a course and does not withdraw and does not participate in assessment, regardless of whether the student is of ‘confirmed’ status or not.
PRESENTATION OF WORK:
All written work must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner
3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic
4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research
5. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in font style Aerial or Times New Roman.
Extensions will not be granted by teachers or Administrative staff.
In accordance with RMIT policy, students may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
a) Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
b) Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
c) Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or graded.
Students must keep a copy of their paper until the graded essay has been returned or marks have been posted.
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You must acknowledge the use of another person’s work or ideas. If texts or ideas are reproduced they are to be clearly acknowledged in one of the conventional ways, such as by use of quotation marks, indentation for longer passages and clear citation of the source. Failure to separate one’s own contribution from that of another constitutes plagiarism, which may result in course failure to University expulsion.
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