Course Title: Identify and apply the legal framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4386 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Title: Identify and apply the legal framework

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Ms Vicki Mesiti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5425

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.   It applies to individuals who use well-developed research skills to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings.   No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework


1. Identify sources of law

2. Identify and analyse relationships between the Federal and the states and territories governments

3. Differentiate between civil and criminal proceedings

4. Examine elements of adversary trial system

5. Examine elements of precedent

6. Examine legislation

Learning Outcomes

  At successful completion of this course you should be able to:   •        Describe the structures and sources of Australian law. •        Evaluate the effect of a range of legal problems and determine appropriate responses for organisations through relevant strategies. •        Develop reasoned viewpoints, draw conclusions, and make recommendations after interpreting, analysing, and evaluating legal issues.


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence   Evidence of the ability to:   • explain differences between Australian law making institutions • identify appropriate institutions to hear civil versus criminal proceedings • explain how adversarial system of trial operates • explain application and outcomes of principles of precedent • read and interpret legislation.   Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.   Knowledge Evidence   To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:   • list institutions and main features of the Australian legal system • identify legal terminology in relation to areas of practice of law and relevant legal processes • outline methods used to identify appropriate information about sources of Australian law • list scope of responsibilities in context of legal framework.   Assessment Conditions   Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the legal services administration field of work and include access to:   • office equipment and resources • legislation and regulations relevant to common legal matters • people with expert knowledge.   Feedback    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions to obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. You can also email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain further feedback on your progress.    You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.