Unit 3

AOS 1 - Criminal Law
3.1.0 How to Tackle Legal Studies
3.1.1 The Principles of Justice
3.1.2 KEY CONCEPTS IN THE VICTORIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
3.1.3 RIGHTS AVAILABLE TO AN ACCUSED IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL
3.1.4 THE RIGHTS OF VICTIMS IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL
3.1.5 THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST AN ACCUSED
3.1.6 THE PURPOSES OF COMMITTAL PROCEEDINGS
3.1.7 THE PURPOSES AND APPROPRIATENESS OF PLEA NEGOTIATIONS AND SENTENCE INDICATIONS
3.1.8 THE REASONS FOR A VICTORIAN COURT HIERARCHY IN DETERMINING CRIMINAL CASES
3.1.9 THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF KEY PERSONNEL IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL
3.1.10 THE PURPOSES OF SANCTIONS
3.1.11 FINES, CCOs & IMPRISONMENT AND THEIR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
3.1.12 FACTORS CONSIDERED IN SENTENCING
3.1.13 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO ACHIEVE THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE
3.1.14 RECENT REFORMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORM TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE


AOS 2 - Civil Law
3.2.1 THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE
3.2.2 KEY CONCEPTS IN THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM
3.2.3 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN INITIATING A CIVIL CLAIM
3.2.4 THE PURPOSES AND APPROPRIATENESS OF CAV AND VCAT IN THE RESOLUTION OF CIVIL DISPUTES
3.2.5 THE PURPOSES OF CIVIL PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURES
3.2.6 THE REASONS FOR A VICTORIAN COURT HIERARCHY IN DETERMINING CIVIL CASES
3.2.7 THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF KEY PERSONNEL IN A CIVIL TRIAL
3.2.8 JUDICIAL POWERS OF CASE MANAGEMENT
3.2.9 EVALUATION OF THE COURTS
3.2.10 THE METHODS USED TO RESOLVE CIVIL DISPUTES, INCLUDING MEDIATION, CONCILIATION, AND ARBITRATION AND THEIR APPROPRIATENESS
3.2.11 THE PURPOSE OF REMEDIES
3.2.12 DAMAGES AND INJUNCTIONS, AND THEIR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
3.2.13 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO ACHIEVE THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE
3.2.13 RECENT AND RECOMMENDED REFORMS TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE

Unit 4

AOS 1 - THE PEOPLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION
4.1.1 THE ROLES OF THE CROWN AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT (VIC. & COMM.) IN LAW-MAKING
4.1.2 THE DIVISION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-MAKING POWERS
4.1.3 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SECTION 109 OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION
4.1.4 THE MEANS BY WHICH THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION ACTS AS A CHECK ON PARLIAMENT IN LAW-MAKING
4.1.5 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE HCA CASE INTERPRETING SECTIONS 7 AND 24 OF THE CONSTITUTION
4.1.6 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE REFERENDUM IN WHICH THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE HAVE PROTECTED OR CHANGED THE CONSTITUTION
4.1.7 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE HCA CASE WHICH HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE DIVISION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-MAKING POWERS
4.1.8 THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL DECLARATIONS AND TREATIES ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS POWER


AOS 2 - THE PEOPLE AND THE LAW
4.2.1 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF PARLIAMENT TO MAKE LAW
4.2.2 THE ROLES OF THE VICTORIAN COURTS AND THE HCA IN IN LAW-MAKING
4.2.3 THE REASONS FOR, AND THE EFFECTS OF, STATUTORY INTERPRETATION
4.2.4 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF THE COURTS TO MAKE LAW
4.2.5 FEATURES OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COURTS AND PARLIAMENT IN LAW-MAKING
4.2.6 REASONS FOR LAW REFORM
4.2.7 THE ABILITY AND MEANS BY WHICH INDIVIDUALS CAN INFLUENCE LAW REFORM THROUGH PETITIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND THE USE OF THE COURTS
4.2.8 THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA, INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA, IN LAW REFORM
4.2.9 THE ROLE OF THE VLRC AND ITS ABILITY TO INFLUENCE LAW REFORM
4.2.10 ONE RECENT EXAMPLE OF THE VLRC RECOMMENDING LAW REFORM
4.2.11 THE ROLE OF ONE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE AND ITS ABILITY TO INFLUENCE LAW REFORM
4.2.12 THE ABILITY OF PARLIAMENT AND THE COURTS TO RESPOND TO NEED FOR LAW REFORM