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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

Introduces students to the theory, procedures and skills underpinning work in an environment in which the principles and skills of interviewing, negotiation and advocacy are applied. Discusses the ethical considerations related to the interview process. Provides students with the oral and analytical skills required in interviewing and negotiation. Explores the ethical issues related to the interview and negotiation processes.

Unit content

  1. Ethical Practice
  2. The Theory of Interviewing
  3. Interviewing Process and Issues
  4. Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  5. The Theory of Negotiation
  6. Negotiation Process and Issues
  7. Negotiation Skills and Techniques
  8. Competence and Care
  9. Confidentiality
  10. Conflict of Interest

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Wolski, B, 2009, Skills, Ethics, and Values for Legal Practice, 2nd edn, Lawbook Company, Australia. ISBN: 9780455225920.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Recorded Interview25%
Critical review15%
Statement of Facts10%
Exam: open book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 week)
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Recorded Interview25%
Critical review15%
Statement of Facts10%
Exam: open book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Recorded Interview25%
Critical review15%
Statement of Facts10%
Exam: open book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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