Employment Advocacy

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

When you undertake the Employment Advocacy unit at Curtin University you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills and procedure required for industrial advocacy. On completion of the unit, delivered by Open Universities Australia, you will have the skill and understanding to prepare properly for legal hearings – and understand the importance of this.

Furthermore, you will be able to explain coherently the relationship between the courts and the parties to litigation, and understand the process of researching, developing and presenting a legal argument. This gives you an important understanding of the court system and allows you to see the process as a whole, further developing your legal knowledge and skill.

In addition, you will also learn the practical skills necessary for employment advocacy, learning how to construct and present logical legal arguments and apply the rules of evidence to hearings. These skills are essential for anyone wishing to pursue a career in law and are also transferable to numerous other disciplines.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Business Law
  • Practical Employment Law

Areas of study

In this Employment Advocacy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Legal framework
  • Equal opportunity and discrimination
  • Other common employment issues
  • Advocacy
  • Gathering information
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Preparation
  • Administration
  • Hearing
  • The outcome
  • Bringing it all together

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to begin a career in advocacy. Learning about the court process, and also how to express yourself eloquently, is an important skill in the legal sector as well as many other disciplines. Furthermore, the research skills gained through this unit are exceptionally valuable to those who may wish to work in administration, legal research or academia. Alternatively, the ability to research and put together comprehensive arguments and deliver clear presentation is highly desirable across all sectors and almost all working environments.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Employment Advocacy from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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