Course Title: Make decisions in a legal context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4324

Course Title: Make decisions in a legal context

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 Vocational Business Education

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

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Andrew Webster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255458

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make decisions in a legal context. It is intended to satisfy the requirement for a course of study in commercial law at an introductory or foundation level covering Australian legal systems and processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC403B Make decisions in a legal context


1. Evaluate legal context for financial services work

2. Identify compliance requirements

3. Develop procedures to ensure compliance

Learning Outcomes

a) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Australian legal system such that current statute, common law and equitable principles can be applied, to particular fact circumstances in order to provide advice;
b) Access information on relevant legislation, statutes, regulation and legal judgements;
c) Draw conclusions having regard to the facts and relevant law; and
d) Develop organisational procedures to meet compliance requirements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.