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New Online Australian Legal Studies Course – Certificate of Australian Legal Studies

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate of Australian Legal Studies is an online professional development program that will introduce you to legal studies and its practical application to legal situations in contemporary Australia. Throughout this online legal course you will gain an understanding of the content and processes of the law and develop an understanding of the history and operation of the Australian Legal system. You will become conversant in our common law and parliamentary system, discover the sources of law, the court system and the doctrines and values underpinning the Australian legal framework. This online legal program will equip you with the foundation legal knowledge required to secure entry-level roles in the legal sector or apply legal principles within a government or business context.

COURSE TOPICS

What is Law?
Why have Laws?
How Does Law Develop?
History of the Legal System
The Common Law
Parliamentary system
Separation of Powers
Statutory Interpretation
Sources of Law
Australian Constitution Act 1900
Exclusive, Concurrent and Residual powers
State Constitutions
State and Federal Parliaments
Elections
The Senate
Cabinet, Ministers,
Shadow Cabinet and Ministers
Front and Back Benchers
Subordinate and Local Authority Legislation
Customary Laws of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Passing of Legislation
Court Hierarchy and Processes
Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction
Magistrates Court
District Court
Supreme Court
High Court
Doctrine of Precedent
Binding and Persuasive
Distinguishing
Ratio and Obiter
Criminal Law
Questioning
Searching
Arresting
Bail
The Trial Process
Civil Law – Torts
Vicarious Liability
Negligence
Compensation
Trespass
Defamation
Appellant Jurisdictions and Processes
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Trespass
Defamation
Nuisance
Court Personnel
External and Subsidiary Legal Personnel
The Role of the Police
Police Powers

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