Course Title: Identify and apply the legal framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4292

Course Title: Identify and apply the legal framework

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Kathie Nickson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.
A range of legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice may apply to this unit at the time of endorsement, depending on job roles and jurisdictions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework


1. Identify sources of law

2. Identify and analyse relationships between the Australian federal government and the states and territories


3. Differentiate between civil and criminal proceedings


4. Examine elements of the adversary system of trial

5. Examine elements of precedent

6. Examine legislation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:
• an actual workplace or simulated environment
• appropriate legislation and regulations relevant to common legal matters
• relevant sources of documentation
• background information on courts, their jurisdiction and behavioural requirements
• appropriate technology, such as computers with relevant software
• appropriate resources and people with expert knowledge.

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• observation of presentations about Australian legal institutions
• review of analysis of the legislative powers of the states and territories
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of the similarities and differences between Australian legal institutions, proceeding types and adversarial trial procedures
• case studies on principles of precedent
• case studies on reading and interpreting legislation.