Course Title: Investigate features of the Australian legal system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3310 Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Course Title: Investigate features of the Australian legal system

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridis and Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

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Course Description

In this unit you will focus on the Australian legal system and become familiar with  the knowledge and skills required to access various aspects of the Australian legal system.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21471 Investigate features of the Australian legal system


1 Describe the main features of the Australian legal system

2 Examine the process of accessing legal representation

3 Take notes of features of the Australian legal system

4 Discuss issues raised

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by

group research project
report writing
evidence of note taking and research skills

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