Course Title: Civil Procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Civil Procedure

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Binoy Kampmark

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2174

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.04

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course is about court-related and procedural matters that affect the law in Australia. You will be introduced to the practice of litigation and you will explore alternative dispute resolution options and the laws relating to ADR. You will consider the balance between the management of the litigation process and fairness to parties at a hearing. You will spend time in analysis and problem solving in the areas of evidence and civil procedure and in  considering creative solutions to problems in the legal system The course will include a consideration of socio-economic issues and ethical concerns in the law. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  1. Apply a body of professional, theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the socio-legal field and primary dispute resolution processes 
  2. Contextualise specific social-legal and conflict resolution based knowledge according to socially and culturally diverse environments 
  3. Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse international and cross cultural settings 

Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate your understanding of selected areas of law relating to the law of evidence and civil procedure, including an understanding of the law relating to alternative dispute resolution and courts and tribunals
  2. Apply relevant state and federal laws in problem solving 
  3. Critique the law from a range of perspectives
  4. Explain issues relating to socio-economic issues relating to the litigation process
  5. Evaluate a range of possible reform options and identify and reflect upon ethical dilemmas that may present in practice,
  6. Demonstrate creative initiative in formulating solutions to legal problems

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered through a blend of learning activities, which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos and student led discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules. 

Overview of Learning Resources


Resources will be available through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will have the opportunity to contribute collectively to class resources by sharing your own research findings and sources with your peers. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Research paper 50%, CLO1-CLO6

Assessment Task 2: Take-home examination, 50%, CLO1-CLO6

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.