High School Engagement
Criminal Process Intensive
This free, four-day unit explores how major crimes are prosecuted and defended and overviews the role of lawyers, police, courts and the criminal justice system.
The unit is ideal for students interested in criminology, the criminal justice system and law. The program has an optional assessment component and if the unit is completed successfully, students will be granted credit towards a number of SCU Law programs.
Senior students undertaking Legal Studies, Advanced English, History or Business Studies may be particularly interested in this unit, in which 30 places are available each offering.
This intensive has been held for the past three years - December 2018, October/November 2019 and again in February 2020.
If you would like more information about the Criminal Process intensive, please contact us:
HSC Legal Studies Day
This annual event provides legal studies students with an excellent opportunity to prepare for their HSC legal studies examinations by accessing expert advice and knowledge from an experienced HSC marker and legal studies teachers.
The day includes sessions on tips and traps of the HSC and legal studies syllabus subjects including human rights, crime, family, world order and global environmental protection. The School of Law and Justice hosts this free student event to assist student success in HSC Legal Studies examinations.
Head-Start unit - Australian Legal System
This SCU Head-Start unit provides an opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students (HSC or QCE) to gain direct entry and advanced standing into a variety of courses offered at Southern Cross University. Free from university fees, the program offers students the chance to gain a taste of university life, stimulate their interest in academic pursuits and enhance their educational performance and long term aspirations.
The unit introduces students to the concept of law and to the Australian legal system. Students learn concepts such as federalism, parliamentary sovereignty, separation of powers, rule of law, statutory interpretation, the doctrine of precedent and procedural fairness. The unit explores issues related to Indigenous Australian peoples and to effective equality before the law for all Australians.
For further information on the Head-Start program and to enrol visit www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/high-school-students/entry-pathways/scu-head-start
Research, Writing and Referencing Workshop
These free two-hour workshops are offered at schools or at the Lismore or Gold Coast SCU campuses. The workshop dates are negotiated to suit schools and student needs.
The workshop provides senior students and teachers with training on academic research, writing and referencing skills and an understanding of university academic standards. The workshop is designed to assist students to succeed with their secondary studies and supports their smooth transition to university.