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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5205

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

Portfolio: BUS

Credit Points: 80

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Rebecca Neophitou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1396

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the requirements for legal research. This includes identifying sources of information and data, evaluating the quality of the information and data, preparing drafts based on the information and data, and producing final reports. This unit has a commercial law focus in regard to the underpinning knowledge and skills.

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


BSALO501A/01 Identify specific legal data and information requirements

BSALO501A/02 Supervise others to perform research

BSALO501A/03 Review research

BSALO501A/04 Prepare drafts

BSALO501A/05 Prepare final draft

Learning Outcomes

Refer to performance elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including completing of documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, 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.