Course Title: Implement Human Rights Principles in a Justice Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Implement Human Rights Principles in a Justice Environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 54.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Karen Linstrom

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254597

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the specific knowledge and skills on human rights required for the prescription of legal advocacy and enforcement of human rights within a Justice framework.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

  • Work in a Legal Environment
  • Work with Culturally Diverse Clients in a Justice Environment
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Sociology

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU384 Implement Human Rights Principles in a Justice Environment


1. Analyse the development of Human Rights in contemporary society.

2. Examine and analyse the legislation, structures and processes in Australian society related to the protection of Human Rights.

3. Analyse justice enforcement issues in relation to human rights violations.

4. Examine models of advocacy for working with groups experiencing inequality.

5. Analyse barriers to full participation and access to resources in Australian society by people experiencing inequality.

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will include:

  • Weekly case studies   
  • Group research project and Oral Presentation
  • Research paper