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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand and explain the relevance of the theoretical framework of the client based interview;
2 demonstrate the skills and techniques required for interviewing and negotiation;
3 critically analyse the interviewing process and identify the problems associated with complex and challenging interviews;
4 demonstrate an understanding of the theory of negotiation and the skills and tactics of the negotiation process;
5 identify and assess the issues in negotiation related to group, gender and cross cultural environments;
6 describe and evaluate the ethical considerations in the interview and negotiation process.

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

  1. understand and explain the relevance of the theoretical framework of the client based interview;
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate the skills and techniques required for interviewing and negotiation;
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse the interviewing process and identify the problems associated with complex and challenging interviews;
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the theory of negotiation and the skills and tactics of the negotiation process;
    • GA4:
  5. identify and assess the issues in negotiation related to group, gender and cross cultural environments;
    • GA7:
  6. describe and evaluate the ethical considerations in the interview and negotiation process.
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

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