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Unit of Study CYS03344 - Children and the Law (2019)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    9

  • Level of learning

    Intermediate

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the key features of Australia's legal system (or other legal system) and its application to child, youth and family issues
2 critically analyse the historical trends in child and family law and the influence of the changing conceptions of childhood on statutory provisions and judicial decisions over time, including the role of the UNCRC in enhancing children's rights
3 explain how professionals and the Courts are involved in a range of family law and juvenile justice issues relating to children, young people and their families
4 critically evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives seeking to enhance children and young people's participation in decisions affecting them
5 identify areas of legal policy and practice which require reform to better meet the needs and rights of children, young people and their families.

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

  1. explain the key features of Australia's legal system (or other legal system) and its application to child, youth and family issues
    • GA4:
  2. critically analyse the historical trends in child and family law and the influence of the changing conceptions of childhood on statutory provisions and judicial decisions over time, including the role of the UNCRC in enhancing children's rights
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. explain how professionals and the Courts are involved in a range of family law and juvenile justice issues relating to children, young people and their families
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. critically evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives seeking to enhance children and young people's participation in decisions affecting them
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. identify areas of legal policy and practice which require reform to better meet the needs and rights of children, young people and their families.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4: