Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy
Why study the Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy at UNE?
The Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy will provide students with the legal knowledge and skills to conduct defended criminal proceedings by one party against another in the criminal justice system, with a focus on: the discretion of the prosecutor in investigation, charging and plea negotiation, case analysis, interviewing witnesses, and negotiation, as well as other aspects of case handling and courtroom advocacy. A student will develop the necessary skills to make representations to plead a case, to argue and persuade on behalf of client or organisation.
This course is applicable to residential tenancy's, legal service employees who are likely to prosecute in the following areas: municipal and regional councils, National Parks and Wildlife, Department of Agriculture, Health care industry, Department of Human Services, Department of Education, Transport, Aboriginal Affairs and target individual Schools and other large organisations and private companies.
Up to 4 years Part-time
CSP (quotas apply)
Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank
2019 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 3, Online
CSP (quotas apply)
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|How to Apply||
All domestic students apply through the link belowFor more information, click here
(a) completed Australian senior secondary studies; or
(b) completed overseas secondary qualifications or tertiary qualifications deemed equivalent to Australian qualifications; or
(c) completed Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualifications; or
(d) completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; or
(e) satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; or
(f) satisfied any additional requirements and/or selection criteria prescribed for particular courses; or
(g) obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; or
(h) satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission.
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Students in the course complete LSSU360 Advocacy and Court Practice. This unit includes real or simulated practical experiences in Court room Moots. Students also complete LAW270 Interviewing for Advocacy which includes simulated real one on one interview situations.
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This course aims to provide students with the legal knowledge and skills to conduct defended criminal proceedings in the criminal justice system, with a focus on: the discretion of the prosecutor in investigation, charging and plea negotiation, case analysis, interviewing witnesses, as well as other aspects of case handling and courtroom advocacy.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will gain an understanding of effective legal prosecution. Students will be encouraged to consider Criminal law and prosecution through Indigenous, theoretical, social and political perspectives. Legal resources may include international law, comparative material such as case-law and legislation from other jurisdictions and also social, political and economic perspectives.
Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will develop oral advocacy and presentation skills relevant to legal contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations. These skills will benefit students as they will have well-developed communication skills which are essential to collaborate and liaise effectively with clients and colleagues in legal and non-legal contexts.
This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify legal issues, analyse and evaluate the relevant legislation and cases to construct relevant solutions and ethical legal arguments.
Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, access, and navigate complex databases to retrieve primary and secondary material. Students need to critically evaluate this information to complete assessment tasks.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.
Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage critical analysis on professional experience, and appreciation of the law as a dynamic discipline.
Independence and Collaboration
This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment that requires self-directed learning and initiative. Students must also collaborate together in a variety of learning and assessment tasks over the course.
How to Apply
All domestic students apply through the link below