Course Title: Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5292

Course Title: Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

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

Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Robyn Lang

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-1565

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legal principles in wills and probate matters, including preparing wills, powers of attorney and deceased estate documentation. 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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG515A Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters


1. Identify laws and principles of wills and probate law

2. Enhance professional practice through application of relevant principles of wills and probate law

3. Prepare and execute documentation

4. Process documentation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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.