Course Title: Civil Procedure

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6070

Course Title: Civil Procedure

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 51.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Doug Cole

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5424

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This module covers court structure in Victoria, rules of procedure, conduct of Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Court actions, pleadings, interlocutory procedures, enforcement of judgments and orders and alternative dispute resolution.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LAW5040 Legal Process [VBM898]
JUST5009 Law of Evidence [VBM897]

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM907 Civil Procedure

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse, outline and assess the structure and purpose of the court system as it presently operates within Victoria.
2. Assess the sources of procedural rules and practices in the Supreme Court.
3. Analyse the steps prior to litigation and the commencement of litigation.
4. Assess the nature, function and form of pleadings, particulars and third party procedures.
5. Analyse interlocutory procedures in defended actions.
6. Analyse and evaluate the process of preparation for trial, the enforcement of judgments or orders and costs.
7. Evaluate and analyse non-litigious avenues of dispute resolution.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of written tests and an assignment.