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Unit of Study LAW10160 - Public Interest Advocacy (2015)

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  • Pre-requisites

      96 credit points in any SCU units

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 Describe the key features of legislative, judicial and administrative decision making in Australia;
2 Explain the nature of public interest advocacy as a field of work and practice;
3 Demonstrate an awareness of the principal tools of public interest advocacy including litigation, communication, organisation, protest, use of the media and dispute resolution;
4 Develop effective strategies for public interest advocacy in relation to specific public interest issues.
5 Work effectively in groups on processes related to strategic planning and advocacy
6 Utilise a variety of advocacy techniques and tools in the context of public interest work

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

  1. Describe the key features of legislative, judicial and administrative decision making in Australia;
    • GA4:
  2. Explain the nature of public interest advocacy as a field of work and practice;
    • GA4:
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the principal tools of public interest advocacy including litigation, communication, organisation, protest, use of the media and dispute resolution;
    • GA4:
  4. Develop effective strategies for public interest advocacy in relation to specific public interest issues.
    • GA2:
  5. Work effectively in groups on processes related to strategic planning and advocacy
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  6. Utilise a variety of advocacy techniques and tools in the context of public interest work
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

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