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Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

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  • Objectives
    This course is ideal for people interested in law who want to work in a legal office. It also suits those already in the industry wanting to advance their career or gain a qualification. Successful participants should gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a law clerk in a law firm, corporation or government department.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is ideal for people interested in law who want to work in a legal office. It also suits those already in the industry wanting to advance their career or gain a qualification. Successful participants should gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a law clerk in a law firm, corporation or government department.

    Campus
    Frankston

    Duration
    Full-time: 2 years
    Part-time: 5 years

    Entrance Requirements
    Excellent written communication skills. Comprehension skills and the ability to apply analytical skills
    are also highly desirable. Successful completion of Year 12, relevant experience or mature age entry.

    Application Procedure
    Application should be made through VTAC but may also be made directly to the Institute.

    Year 1 – Modules
    Law of torts
    To provide a detailed knowledge and skills in the Law of Torts as might be relevant for a person
    engaged in the operation of a legal office, or associated fields in the public or corporate sectors.

    Legal process
    To provide detailed knowledge and skills of the Australian legal system as might be relevant for a
    person working in a legal office, or associated fields in the public or corporate sectors.

    Law of contract
    To provide a detailed knowledge of contract law as might be relevant to a person working in a legal office, private or public sector organisation or other area requiring a specialised knowledge of contract law principles and to enable the learner to evaluate contractual issues in both social and domestic, and commercial environments.

    Criminal law
    To provide detailed examination and analyse skills of criminal law as might be relevant to a person
    working in a legal office, for a legal aid provider or government department or in a criminal justice
    context and incorporates a study of criminal procedure, substantive aspects of criminal offences as
    defined in legislation and at common law and evaluation of law reform issues.

    Family law
    To provide knowledge and skills in the field of Family Law and the related fields of de facto
    relationships, enforcement of Family Court orders and related matters as skills desirable for a person engaged in the operation of a legal office, citizens’ advice bureaux or similar information service.

    Property Law
    To provide detailed knowledge of property law as might be relevant to a person working in a legal
    office, conveyancing office, financial institution or lending mortgage department, government
    department, or other allied area requiring thorough knowledge of Property Law, concepts and
    applications, including analysis of estates and interests, mortgages, easement and covenant,
    tenancies, and adverse possession.

    Consumer protection law
    To enable the learner to identify and examine the area of the law which relates to consumers, sellers and manufacturers as skills relevant to working in a legal office, a Legal Aid provider, government department, financial institution or other area dealing with consumers, suppliers of goods or services or manufacturers.

    Develop keyboard skills
    This covers the development of basic keyboard skills using touch typing techniques.

    Design and develop text documents
    The unit covers design and development of predominantly text-based documents using advanced
    features of document design software.

    Create and use simple spreadsheets
    This unit covers creating and using simple spreadsheets and charts through the use of spreadsheet software.

    Create and use databases
    This unit covers the creation of simple data tables, forms, reports and queries to create a simple
    database that is used for storage and retrieval of information.

    Produce texts from audio transcription
    This unit covers transcribing audio tapes and producing accurate texts from the transcriptions.

    Maintain workplace safety
    This unit is concerned with OHS responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities, to
    implement and monitor the organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and
    programs in a small team in order to meet legislative requirements.

    Year 2 - Modules
    Law of evidence
    To provide learners with detailed knowledge and skills in the rules of evidence and procedure as they apply to civil and criminal trials as might be relevant to a person working in a legal office, an insurance company or associated fields in the public or corporate sectors. Knowledge of the rules of evidence will enable analysis and evaluation of evidence available in connection with the preparation of a case for trial.

    Commercial law
    To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills in particular areas of commercial law, including
    partnerships, bankruptcy, business names, franchises and trusts, relevant to a person working in a
    legal office, private or public sector department, where a thorough knowledge of those areas is
    required.

    Administrative law
    To provide students with a knowledge of the major areas of administrative law including the structure of the government in Australia, the legal restraints on the use of government power, methods of review of government decisions and access to government information as might be relevant for a person working in a legal office, government department or agency or organisation having dealings with government departments or agencies.

    Conveyancing process
    To provide skills in the field of land contract law as might be relevant to a person working in a legal
    office, conveyancing department or office, financial institution or bank loans or mortgage department or other allied area requiring a comprehensive knowledge of the documents and procedure encountered in conveyancing transactions for the sale and purchase of Victorian land, and the effect of the relevant and associated legislation.

    Legal research method
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research as might be
    required of a person working in a legal office or in associated fields in the public or corporate sectors.

    Civil procedure
    To provide skills and knowledge in the area of litigation and civil procedure including the structure,
    procedure and operation of the courts in Victoria.

    Probate and administration
    To provide and develop specialised skills in particular areas of Wills and Deceased Estates as might
    be desired for a person engaged in the operation of a legal office, or associated fields in the public or corporate sectors.

    Prepare and produce complex legal documents
    This unit covers using either a range of advanced functions from at least one software package, or
    integrating functions from at least two software packages to produce complex documents.

    Employment law
    To provide a detailed knowledge of the laws relating to employment that would be relevant to a person working in a legal office, government department or other allied areas.

    Practice in a legal environment
    To provide learners with knowledge and skills to initiate the client file, take instructions and provide required legislative information, consult with internal/external specialist(s), and prepare, develop and manage legal documents, to ensure that all necessary information is obtained and that documentation accurately reflects the client’s needs.

    Plan and develop a business website
    This unit covers the planning, developing and evaluating of the business aspects of a website and
    integration of the website into business operations.

    Apply the principles of confidentiality and security
    This unit covers the use of ethical behaviour when dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a legal environment. This unit is based on the generic principles stated in the State's Legal Practice Acts.

    Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
    This unit covers assisting others (for example, Partner, Solicitor, Fee Earner, Human Resources
    Manager, External Client) to organise a legal schedule. This involves arranging appointments and
    other activities based upon court dates and required legislative timelines.

    Training Opportunities
    Work placement is a major component of the legal practice course so students are able to apply
    classroom acquired skills to a real working environment. Chisholm staff are fully trained in their area of expertise and maintains relationships in the legal profession to ensure training delivery reflects real industry needs. Graduates can pursue further study and articulate into university degree courses.

    Career Prospects
    Graduates will be prepared to pursue a career as a law clerk, legal office administrator or legal
    secretary in many different areas of law. Career opportunities may also be pursued as court
    administrative staff, conveyancing clerks and positions within the police service.

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