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Unit of Study LAW00117 - Administrative Law (2015)

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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 identify and explain the central principles and the various elements which inform Australia's federal system of administrative law
2 evaluate the differences between review of the lawfulness of a decision, and review of the merits of a decision
3 demonstrate an understanding of the legal and administrative mechanisms by which the actions and decisions of government officials and agencies may be challenged
4 identify and explain the legal and administrative mechanisms by which government officials and agencies may be rendered accountable for their actions
5 analyse the legal and administrative consequences of unlawful administrative action
6 apply the relevant legal principles to identify the remedies available to persons whose interests have been affected by the unlawful exercise of administrative power.

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

  1. identify and explain the central principles and the various elements which inform Australia's federal system of administrative law
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate the differences between review of the lawfulness of a decision, and review of the merits of a decision
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the legal and administrative mechanisms by which the actions and decisions of government officials and agencies may be challenged
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. identify and explain the legal and administrative mechanisms by which government officials and agencies may be rendered accountable for their actions
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. analyse the legal and administrative consequences of unlawful administrative action
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. apply the relevant legal principles to identify the remedies available to persons whose interests have been affected by the unlawful exercise of administrative power.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

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