Course Title: Work in Legal Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Work in Legal Environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 75.0

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


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Gerogy dumas

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254203

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the Victorian and Australian legal environment, including law making bodies, the adjudication and enforcement process, and various aspects of the law and procedures

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Pre-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU367 Work in Legal Environment


01 Evaluate the origins and sources of law in Australia

02 Analyse the type of Law/Regulations that are in operation within Australia.

03 Analyse Australia's Federal system of Government, its law making powers and the main features of the Australian and Victorian Constitutions.

04 Apply the Principles of Civil, Criminal Law and Family Law.

05 Analyse the administration of the law at various jurisdictional levels.

06 Evaluate the approaches applied by the courts in relation to the interpretation of Statutes.

07 Examine the role of precedent and identify the Ratio Decidendi and Obiter Dicta of a court decision.

08 Analyse the Common Law and legislative provisions under which administrative actions may be reviewed.

09 Investigate the ways in which the courts may be prepared to review the actions of non-government bodies.

10. Evaluate the various law enforcement processes and agencies and the effectiveness of each system

Learning Outcomes

See elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment taks for this course includes the following: 

  • Weekly participation in Case Studies
  • Weekly "Challenge" tests to support  progressive knowledge base and application
  • Hurdle tasks-short written responses to topics
  • End of term comprehensive examination