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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

The School places considerable emphasis on experiential learning that enables students to gain insights and practical skills through completing a period of time working within the legal environment. Paralegal Placement is a unit that aims to help students gain insights into the role of a paralegal in the practice of law and to support their transition to working in a law-related work environment.

Unit content

Students are required to undertake a 10 day placement in an approved law-related environment. There are no formal classes in this unit, though students are required to attend or view a compulsory Collaborate session prior to commencing their placement, as well as being required to engage in online learning activities during the teaching period.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the skills and knowledge required by paralegal workers in a law related work environmentEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
2have completed no less than 10 days of full-time practical experience in an approved law-related placementEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3evaluate their placement experiencesEthical practiceLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate skills in legal research and writing related to their placement.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the skills and knowledge required by paralegal workers in a law related work environment
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. have completed no less than 10 days of full-time practical experience in an approved law-related placement
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. evaluate their placement experiences
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate skills in legal research and writing related to their placement.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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