Course Title: Apply the principles of the law of torts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5324

Course Title: Apply the principles of the law of torts

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

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable a person to apply the principles of the law of torts in a legal environment.
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:

BSBLEG416A Apply the principles of the law of torts


1. Define nature and meaning of law of torts

2. Identify principles of the law of torts

3. Apply relevant elements of tort

4. Identify remedies for breaches of law of torts

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios in a range of contexts involving the law of torts
  • tests of knowledge of relevant legislation, rules, regulations and research sources
  • direct questioning combined with portfolios of evidence
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace
  • group and/or individual projects

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.