Course Title: Perform legal research and prepare reports to meet identified needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5179

Course Title: Perform legal research and prepare reports to meet identified needs

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Linda Kam

Course Contact Phone: 61 3 9925 1560

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers establishing legal research requirements, identifying sources of information and data, evaluating the quality of the information and data, preparing drafts and producing final reports. It will have a Commercial Law focus in regard to the underpinning knowledge and skills delivered in the course, with particular reference to the financial services industry.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSALO501A Perform legal research and prepare reports to meet identified needs


Identify specific legal data/information requirements

Prepare drafts

Prepare final draft

Review research

Supervise others to perform research

Learning Outcomes

Refer to performance elements and performance criteria.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including completing of documentation, in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, portfolio/report, presentations and practical tests.
The tests are open book and will focus on the student’s ability to solve problems and provide meaningful solutions to a set of questions.
The Portfolio/Report will focus on the student’s ability to identify legal issues and apply them in the real world. It will demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct research, edit and collate the necessary information required to prepare and present reports.
You will receive ongoing feedback on your progress in the course. Feedback on assessment will be given in a timely manner. You will be informed about how to improve your performance in the competency/course and what you need to do to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.